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Single Currency

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 16 June 2003, Official Report, column 38W, on the euro, where in his statement of 9 June he set out the reasons for deciding that it is not necessary to rejoin the ERM before joining the euro. [120284]

I refer the hon. Member to the comments made by the Chancellor to the Treasury Committee on 27 February 2003 (HC 187–11, 1075–1077).

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost has been of the various ministerial road-shows to promote the euro to (a) the Treasury and (b) other departments since 1997. [120345]

The arrangements for any events taking place on EMU adhered strictly to the published Ministerial Code. The Code governs the boundary between the legitimate presentation of Government policy, for which Government resources can be used, and party political activities, for which they cannot.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the final changes were made to the 18 EMU studies which accompanied the Treasury's assessment of the five economic tests. [120348]