Business Rents

Part of Petition – in the House of Commons at 10:53 pm on 10th November 1992.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans , Ribble Valley 10:53 pm, 10th November 1992

The debate tonight is extremely important. My hon. Friend the Member for Tiverton (Mrs. Browning) stressed how many small businesses there are in Britain, from small corner shops to retail chains which employ 2 million people. I know the industry well, as I am a small business man and own a corner shop. I know how important small businesses are to Britain. Does my hon. Friend agree that it is amazing that not one Labour or Liberal Democrat Member is here this evening to listen to the debate?