§ 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.231W