HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c70W
Mr. Bellingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations she has received from British business on the possible effects of the collapse of the euro area stability and growth pact. [153622]

Ms Hewitt

I have received representations from several members of the business community. The Government support a prudent interpretation of the Stability and Growth Pact, taking into account the economic cycle, sustainability and the important role of public investment.