§ 11. Mr. David Evans
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will undertake a study of the implications of the length of time taken from the decision to introduce decimalisation to its introduction for the introduction of a single currency. 
§ Mr. Waldegrave
If we were to take part in a single currency in 1999, we would be committed to the timetable agreed by the European Council in Madrid in December 1995.
§ 19. Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of a single European currency on Government spending in Britain. 338W
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
It is not immediately obvious that there need be any effects on Government spending, but it is too early to assess the possible impact of a single currency. A full assessment of the costs and benefits will be carried out nearer the time, when the facts are known.