4 April 2000

Mutsumi Ohta
Child Care Hours for Men and Women Network
c/o Masayoshi Ogoshi
3-8-8-203 Takamatsu
Tokyo 171-0042

Foreign &

North East Asia and Pacific Department
London SW1A 2AP

Telephone: 020-7270

Dear Mr. Ohta,

Thank you for your letter of 7 February to the Prime Minister about child care leave.

The views expressed in your letter have been noted. I understand that the Prime Minister has not yet decided whether to take child care leave. But his eventual decision will be a personal matter.

The Prime Minister is grateful for your good wishes.

Your sincerely

Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell
North East Asia and Pacific Department