HC Deb 27 January 2003 vol 398 c608W
Mr. Flook

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses were sent the pamphlets, "Do you trade with business or individuals from the euro area?" and "Do you know whether the euro's introduction in the euro area could affect your cashflow and profits"; how many have responded to date; and what the cost was of this exercise. [91618]

Llew Smith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, of 15 January,Official Report 307–88WH, what the cost was of the printing and distribution of the factsheets and business case studies on the euro. [92319]

Ruth Kelly

Details of HM Treasury expenditure on business euro preparations were included in the 'Sixth Report on Euro Preparations', published on 18 July 2002. Copies of the report were deposited in the Library of the House.

In Autumn 2002, over 1.4 million businesses were sent a mailer containing the 'Dealing with the euro' leaflet. 11,600 requests for additional information on how to deal with the euro as a foreign currency have been received to date and 34,600 copies of material relating to the euro as a foreign currency sent to UK businesses. The cost of this mailing was met from within departmental resources.

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