HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 cc230-1W
27. Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what response he has had from the recent initiative called the business opportunities programme.

Mr. MacGregor

Response to the business opportunities programme has been very encouraging, both in numbers attending and the generally favourable reactions. Eleven major conferences and 48 smaller ones have taken place to date, attracting a total audience so far of well over 5, 000 small business men and their advisers. A further five major conferences and eight smaller ones will take place before the close of the programme on 18 February.