HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 cc336-7W
Lady Hermon

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received from business leaders in Northern Ireland concerning preparations for the euro; and if he will make a statement. [121920]

Mr. Pearson

The Secretary of State has not received any direct representations from Northern Ireland business leaders concerning preparations for the euro. However, he has had opportunities to discuss this issue with business leaders and others at various events that he has attended.

Also, in a recent meeting with the Northern Ireland Branch of the Confederation of British Industry I have offered a further meeting to specifically discuss the euro.