CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

SCOTLAND – BUSINESS START-UPS & PFI – 22 October 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: If she [Helen Liddell] will make a statement on government support for new business start-ups in Scotland?

[SUPPLEMENTARY:]  The Secretary of State recently travelled all the way to Australia and New Zealand to promote the virtues of the private finance initiative. Does she think that PFI will help to arrest, and even reverse, the decline in small business start-ups in Scotland? Was she any more successful in promoting the virtues of PFI to the New Zealanders and Australians than she has been with her own Scottish Back Benchers?