New Businesses: Government Assistance

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

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.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

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.

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