HC Deb 15 December 1994 vol 251 c785W
25. Mr. Gill

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to renegotiate the timetable for a single currency at the forthcoming intergovernmental conference.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

No. The United Kingdom protocol to the treaty of European Union, negotiated by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister at Maastricht, provides that the United Kingdom is not obliged to join a single currency. Any notification of United Kingdom intention to do so would require a prior Act of Parliament.