§ 21. 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. 
§ Dr. Reid
I have regular discussions with my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a wide range of issues, including the healthy state of the Scottish economy. The Government's policy on membership of the single currency remains as set out by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in October 1997, and restated by the Prime Minister in February 1999. The determining factor underpinning any Government decision is whether the economic benefits from the UK joining are clear and unambiguous.
§ Mr. Swayne
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor regarding the future of Scottish bank notes if the UK joins the euro zone.