HC Deb 13 January 1997 vol 288 c27W
Mrs. Anne Campbell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tenders his Department has put out to convert its information technology systems to be euro compliant; what is the cost and person hours required to convert the systems to handle the euro; and when he expects his Department's systems to be fully economic and monetary union compliant. [9453]

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

[holding answer 18 December 1996]: My Department and agencies will need to assess the impact which a single currency, at present assumed to be starting on 1 January 1999, would have on their information systems whether or not the United Kingdom decides to participate in the third stage of economic and monetary union.