§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of companies in each Government office region he estimates are undertaking measures to prepare themselves for the introduction of the European single currency. 
§ Mrs. Beckett
The information is not available in the form my hon. Friend requests. As part of its work to increase awareness of the single currency and to help businesses to prepare, the Treasury's Euro Preparations Unit will be monitoring the general level of business preparations over the coming months, which will give us an indication of regional activity.