§ 19. Dr. Julian Lewis
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on future British membership of the single European currency. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
The Chancellor of the Exchequer regularly discusses the Government's economic policy with Cabinet colleagues. The Government's position on the single currency remains as set by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his statement to the House of Commons on 27 October 1997,Official Report, columns 583–88.