§ Mr. Redwood
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the meetings involving discussion of the Budget attended by the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness in Europe; and what(a) papers and (b) correspondence were circulated to him on the Budget prior to the Budget statement. 
§ Mr. Gordon Brown
Lord Simon took no formal part in the pre-Budget decision process and attended no formal Budget meetings. No Budget correspondence was circulated to him.