Regulatory Burdens

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th March 1992.

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Photo of Mr Dick Douglas Mr Dick Douglas , Dunfermline West 12:00 am, 11th March 1992

Turning from the attractions of the Scotch whisky industry, can the Minister give us more information about the important regulatory aspects of getting companies which sub-contract to the Ministry of Defence to pay their bills or have them paid quickly? As I am sure that the Minister will appreciate, it is important for the cash flow of small businesses that settlements be paid appropriately and quickly. Can he give us more information on how that might be done?