asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will ensure that the United Kingdom does not join, consider joining or discuss joining the European monetary scheme until after a satisfactory long term solution has been negotiated regarding the imbalance in the European Economic Community budget.
[pursuant to his reply, 20 March 1980]: It is the Government's wish that both matters referred to in my hon. Friend's question should be dealt with on their merits. On the EMS, I have nothing to add to the reply given by my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak (Mr.