§ 29. Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the response of the private sector to the six action for cities breakfast presentations.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Over 1,200 senior business men attended the six working breakfasts and about a quarter have already made specific offers of help. The offers included secondments, managed workshop space, industry/education links and free advice to inner city businesses. These offers are being pursued by the city action teams and I am receiving reports on the progress made in taking them up.