HC Deb 13 July 1999 vol 335 cc179-80W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much expenditure his Department has(a) incurred to date and (b) forecasts to be incurred in the future on preparation for possible UK entry into the European single currency; and if he will make a statement. [91086]

Angela Eagle

In preparation for the launch of the euro in the 11 participating countries, on 1 January this year, this Department undertook analysis and preparation work to assess the impacts on DSS at a cost of £100,000.

Following the publication of the Government's outline National Changeover Plan, the Department is currently considering what preparations and costs might be necessary for the introduction of the euro.

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