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Economic and Monetary Union

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what activities have been undertaken by his Department’s Euro Minister in that capacity. (277171)

Euro Ministers are responsible for preparations for joining the single currency in their respective Departments and attend Euro Ministers Steering Group meetings in this capacity. Meetings are held only when necessary to discuss practical preparations to ensure a smooth changeover. Ministers do have other responsibilities around European Union business.