§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry where enterprise shows have been held this year; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of enterprise shows in encouraging business start-up. 
§ Nigel Griffiths
As stated in the Government's1 Action Plan for Small Business, we are collaborating with the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) to run a programme of enterprise shows which are being planned.
1A government action plan for small business: making the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business, published by DTI January 2004 (DTI/Pub 6993/10k/01/04/NP. URN 03/ 1592).