HC Deb 27 February 2003 vol 400 c684W
23. Alan Howarth

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the European Union's co-ordinating the economic policies of the member states [99484]

Ruth Kelly

The Government has consistently made clear its support for a prudent interpretation of the Stability and Growth Pact, which takes into account the economic cycle, sustainability and the important role of public investment.

The Government is committed to economic reform in Europe, building on the Lisbon agenda. The progress report on European economic reform, "Meeting the Challenge; Economic Reform in Europe", was published on 17 February 2003, and describes progress made in meeting the Lisbon objectives.

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