To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220513, what proportion of those start-up loans drawn down by Black and minority ethnic people were to individuals of (a) Pakistani, (b) Indian and (c) Bangladeshi ethnic origin.
Start Up Loans records indicate that, as of the 31st December 2014, the proportion of loans facilitated by the Start Up Loans Company to people of Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi ethnic origin, of the total drawn down by Black and minority ethnic people is as follows:
Pakistani – 4.8%
Indian – 4.2%
Bangladeshi – 2.2%
1,040 (out of the total loan book) did not wish to provide their ethnicity.