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Volume 694: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What plans they have to respond to the suggestion by French President Sarkozy that the United Kingdom join the European Union single currency. [HL4745]

The Government's policy on membership of the single currency is unchanged. It remains as set out by the Chancellor in his Statement to the House of Commons in October 1997 and again in the Chancellor's Statement on the five tests assessment in June 2003.