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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Conservative, Cannock Chase 11:30 am, 30th June 2015

Small businesses are a substantial part of the local economy of my constituency. I was pleased to welcome the news that, since launch, 22 people have already taken up start-up loans worth nearly £140,000 to start new businesses in Cannock Chase. However, relatively speaking, this is low. What steps are the Government taking to encourage more people to take advantage of this scheme in areas such as my constituency?