HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c56W
Mr. Lidington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the trusts and health authorities which have submitted to the NHS South East Regional Office their estimates of the cost of changing over from the pound to the euro; and if he will list in respect of each such trust and health authority the estimated cost of the changeover in terms of(a) staff days and (b) non-staff costs. [139366]

Mr. Denham

The position on National Health Service bodies is given in Treasury's Fourth Report on Euro Preparations, published on 6 November 2000.

It is not possible at this stage to provide estimates of the costs of a changeover to the NHS because they would reflect the timing and nature of any future implementation. For example, NHS bodies will as a matter of routine be upgrading systems as they become obsolete and this could provide them with euro compliant systems at minimal cost.