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European Union - Thirty-Fourth Report

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 8 July 2003.


CONTENTS

Report

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Committee's approach to the Green Paper

Technology-based Firms

Productivity

New Entrants and Survival Rates

Barriers to Growth

Co-ordination and Evaluation

This Report

CHAPTER 2 Small business policy in the eu and the uk

EU Policy: thinking small in an enlarging Europe

The European Charter for Small Enterprises

The Existing EU Framework of Support for Smaller Enterprises

Financial Support

The Role of the European Community in Support of Entrepreneurship

UK Entrepreneurship Policy: the Enterprise Challenge

The Business Environment and Market Failures

The Departmental Range and Cost of Enterprise Policy

CHAPTER 3: Policy co-ordination, best practice, and evaluation

The Nature of the Challenge

Coordination of EU and Member States Policy

UK and EU Coordination

Coordination of Policy in the UK

Best Practice Policies

Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme (SFLGS)

Small Firms Merit Award for Research and Technology (SMART)

Financial Barriers to Small Firm Growth

Teaching Company Scheme (TCS)

Failed Schemes

Evaluation of Fiscal Measures designed to support Entrepreneurship

CHAPTER 4: Recommendations

EU Level

UK Level

Recommendation to the House

Appendix 1 Membership of Sub-Committee B

Appendix 2 Call for Evidence

Appendix 3 List of Witnesses

Appendix 4 The EU Green Paper on Entrepreneurship in Europe: Overview

Appendix 5 EU SME Programmes and Budget Allocations

Appendix 6 GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Appendix 7 An overview of UK Enterprise Support Policy by Programme and Department 2002

Appendix 8 AN OVERVIEW OF UK ENTERPRISE SUPPORT POLICY 2002

Appendix 9 References

Box 1: Small Firms Merit Award for Research and Technology (SMART)

Box 2: The Teaching Company Scheme (TCS)

ORAL EVIDENCE

Tuesday 6 May 2003

Monday 12 May 2003

Monday 19 May 2003

Monday 2 June 2003

Professor Daniel Roos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 6 May 2003

Mr Robert Coxon, Senior Vice President, ICI

Oral evidence, 6 May 2003

Department for Education and Skills

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 12 May 2003

HSBC

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 12 May 2003

Mr Rob van der Horst, EIM Business and Policy Research, Netherlands

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 19 May 2003

Department of Trade and Industry

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 19 May 2003

European Commission

Written evidence

Oral evidence, 2 June 2003

HM Treasury

Oral Evidence

WRITTEN EVIDENCE

Written Evidence

AURIL

Confederation of British Industry

Institute of Directors

One NorthEast

Scottish Enterprise

UNICE

NOTE: Pages of the Report and Appendices are numbered in bold type; pages of evidence are numbered in ordinary type. References in the text of the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in the oral evidence;

page refers to a page in the oral or written evidence;

paragraph(s) refers to a page in the Report (unless otherwise stated).


 
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