I have received the report entitled "Assisting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises" prepared by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and, subsequently, my officials have had discussions with the Dublin Chamber. Many of the recommendations of this report align closely with those of the Small Business Task Force and many of the recommendations have been implemented or are in the course of implementation.
The small business and services division in my Department is actively pursuing the recommendations of the Small Business Task Force and the report of the Task Force for Jobs in Services. In so far as the recommendations of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce report are aligned they are being pursued or are a point of reference on business opinion. The implementation of the recommendations is a high priority and I am keen to develop new initiatives which will improve the operating environment for small business.