To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the Madrid conditions for exchange rate mechanism participation to be satisfied.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) on 26 April, Official Report, column 475.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with European Community Governments concerning United Kingdom entry into the exchange rate mechanism of the European monetary system.
My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer regularly discusses a wide range of economic matters with European Community Governments.