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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of finance for small firms and the level of lending by banks to small businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
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Tom Blenkinsop more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Recent data from the Bank of England shows some signs that bank lending to SMEs is starting to recover. Gross lending to SMEs in the first 7 months of 2014 was nearly £30 billion, up 21% on the equivalent period last year. Net lending was at zero or modestly positive in each of the last three months if overdrafts are excluded, reversing a long term negative trend. Credit conditions, however, remain tight for the smallest businesses in particular.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-11T15:26:49.6999264Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Blenkinsop more like this