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Economic and Monetary Union

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department are engaged in work on the UK's potential membership of the euro. (240962)

The Chancellor announced in Budget 2008 that

“the Government does not propose a euro assessment to be initiated at the time of this budget.”

The Treasury will again review the situation at Budget time next year as required by the Chancellor's June 2003 statement.