§ 22. Ms Lynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what are her plans for the access to work programme once Royal Assent has been given to the Disability Discrimination Bill. 
§ Mrs. Gillan
The access to work programme is being reviewed following its first year of operation, as we announced would happen when it was launched. We intend to continue providing help under the programme, and the review is therefore taking account of the experience of its operation so far, and of the implications of the Disability Discrimination Bill. We intend to announce details of any changes to the programme before the Act comes into force.