Business: Government Assistance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Rob Wilson Rob Wilson Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many grants to small firms based in (a) Reading East constituency and (b) Berkshire under the Small Firms Local Guarantee scheme were between (i) £5,000 and £20,000, (ii) £20,001 and £50,000, (iii) £50,001 and £100,000, (iv) £100,001 and £150,000, (v) £150,001 and £200,000 and (vi) £200,001 and £250,000 in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Regional Economic Development and Co-ordination); (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Shadow Minister (Women)

The Small Firms Loan Guarantee (SFLG) data in the form requested are only available from December 2005. The Enterprise Finance Guarantee replaced the Small Firms Loan Guarantee in January 2009.

The breakdown of the number of loans to small businesses based in the Reading East constituency, and the county of Berkshire in the amounts specified in each full year from 2006 are as follows:

Reading East Constituency
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
Up to £20,000 1 0 1 0 2
£20,001 to £50,000 3 3 1 0 7
£50,001 to £100,000 2 3 2 1 8
£100,001 to £150,000 0 0 0 0 0
£150,001 to £200,000 1 0 1 0 2
£200,001 to £250,000 0 1 1 0 2
Total 7 7 6 1 21
Berkshire
2006 2007 2008 2009 Total
Up to £20,000 5 2 5 1 13
£20,001 to £50,000 22 16 18 4 60
£50,001 to £100,000 22 14 12 1 49
£100,001 to £150,000 14 6 3 1 24
£150,001 to £200,000 3 0 2 2 7
£200,001 to £250,000 1 2 2 0 5
Total 67 40 42 9 158

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