§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the effects upon female employment in Wales of the Opportunity 2000 scheme.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
Opportunity 2000 is a Business in the Community initiative, which receives support from the Welsh Office. It was launched in Wales in May 1992. At the end of the first six months 13 Welsh employing organisations had taken up membership, but it is too early to assess the impact the initiative is having on female employment.