HL Deb 14 November 2001 vol 628 c83WA
Baroness Gould of Potternewton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What information they are providing to British travellers about the effect of the introduction of euro notes and coins. [HL1291]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Euro notes and coins will be introduced on 1 January 2002. They will replace national notes and coins in the 12 countries that participate in the single currency. We estimate that in 2002 British citizens will make 40 million visits to those countries. We have recently launched a leaflet that provides basic factual information for UK travellers on the transition to euro notes and coins in the relevant countries. Copies of the leaflet have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

The leaflet is a joint production with HMT and DTI. It will supplement the information already available on the FCO website (www.fco.gov.uk).