HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1108W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the five economic tests will include an assessment of the short-term and long-term consequences for public spending and fiscal policy of joining the euro. [69065]

Ruth Kelly

The Government have said they will complete an assessment of the five economic tests within two years of the start of this Parliament. All relevant economic issues will he dealt with as part of the assessment.