HC Deb 28 November 2001 vol 375 c1013W
Adam Price

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps he has taken to ensure a competitive sterling to euro exchange rate. [18517]

Ruth Kelly

The Government do not have a target for the sterling/euro exchange rate. The way to ensure long-term exchange rate stability and competitiveness is through the pursuit of sound macroeconomic policies aimed at achieving sustained growth and low inflation.

Mr. Reed

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from manufacturers about the rate of sterling in the last six months; and if he will make a statement. [18488]

Ruth Kelly

The Chancellor and other Treasury Ministers often receive representations from manufacturers and all areas of business on a wide range of economic issues, and value their insights.

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