§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement concerning Mr. Alan Sugar's role in the Young Enterprise initiative. 
§ Mr. Geoffrey Robinson
[holding answer 23 February 1998]: At my request, Mr. Alan Sugar is touring Britain, speaking to audiences of 17–25 year old students to encourage them to go into business. The talks are being sponsored by HM Treasury and supported by Lloyds Bank financially and in other ways.
There are 12 events in total across the country, of which 5 have already happened. I attended the first presentation. The events to date have been well attended and had an enthusiastic response from the students who came. The main part of each event is a question and answer session so that students who might be interested in eventually going into business for themselves can ask questions of one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs.