§ 16. Sir Michael Spicer
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the Government's policy with respect to the exchange rate between sterling and the euro. 
§ Ms Hewitt
I refer my hon. Friend to the oral statement given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 23 February 1999,Official Report, columns 179–84.
§ 27. Mrs. Ellman
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to help business adjust to the introduction of the euro. 
§ Ms Hewitt
The Treasury has run a major information and direct mail campaign for the 1.6 million small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a business telephone line. We have established twelve regional euro forums to take forward preparations at a local level. Firms can now also pay taxes, file accounts, issue and redenominate shares and receive certain grants in euro.
The Government's business information campaign was highly successful and resulted in over 350,000 copies of the Treasury's business factsheets being requested by UK firms and intermediaries. In addition, three quarters of a million factsheet leaflets have been requested and there have been three and a half million "hits" on our euro website.
§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with(a) the EU Commission and (b) the Council of Ministers about how the rate of entry for sterling joining the euro will be fixed.