§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the impact of a single European currency on the Scottish economy. 
§ Mr. Wilson
My right hon. Friend meets the Chancellor from time to time to discuss a range of issues about the Scottish economy.
The policy on membership of the single currency was set out by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the House of Commons in October 1997. The determining factor underpinning any UK Government decision on membership of the single currency is whether the economic case for the UK joining is clear and unambiguous. The interests of the Scottish Economy will be an integral part of that process.