Small Businesses: Finance — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:21 am on 26th January 2012.

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Photo of Lord Flight Lord Flight Conservative 11:21 am, 26th January 2012

My Lords, does the Minister agree that while the Government are doing a lot of what they can to provide finance, the real issue for small business is the cost of the regulatory burden, this is an unattractive economy for small businesses to operate in, in comparison with others, and what is needed is a programme of regulatory exemptions for small businesses?