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Part of Backbench Business – in the House of Commons at 1:54 pm on 5th November 2015.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 1:54 pm, 5th November 2015

It think we could be convinced if the number of loans being given to small businesses since 2008 had rocketed. Instead it is flat because, quite rightly, the banking sector is looking inwards, although that is not to be encouraged. What incentive can Government policy create to make banks lend to the small businesses that keep our constituencies going?