§ Ms Angela Eagle
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, if he will make a statement on the fair play for women initiative. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Fair play for women is a joint initiative between the Department and the Equal Opportunities Commission launched in April 1994. Ten independent consortia have been set up all over England to plan how woman can realise their full capabilities and to take suitable action within their regions. The Government and the EOC are encouraged by the wide range of organisations and individuals supporting fair play, and will be monitoring consortia activity.