[Mr Jim Hood in the Chair] — Late Payments (SMEs)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:24 am on 14th September 2011.

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Photo of Fiona O'Donnell Fiona O'Donnell Labour, East Lothian 10:24 am, 14th September 2011

Does the hon. Gentleman agree that in that competitive and hungry market many SMEs take the risk of doing business with companies that they know may not have the best record of invoice payment, because that is the reality in these tough economic times?