14. Mr. Alan W. Williams
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on implementation of the New Deal for the Over-50s in Wales. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
The New Deal 50-plus pathfinder in north-east Wales has been in operation since October 1999 and was launched by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Wales. The all-Wales roll-out of the New Deal 50-plus was launched on 3 April this year at Merthyr College by the Prime Minister.