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European Single Currency

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th March 1997.

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Photo of Mr Philip Oppenheim Mr Philip Oppenheim , Amber Valley 12:00 am, 13th March 1997

I could ask the hon. Gentleman exactly the same question. Who speaks for new Labour on Europe? Is it the right hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook), the shadow Chancellor or the leader of the Labour party? For the hon. Gentleman to suggest that there are no divisions whatever in the Labour party, when 50 of his colleagues signed a letter condemning Labour's policy on Europe, is ridiculous. He has dodged—[Interruption.] I am relieved that the hon. Member for Reigate (Sir G. Gardiner) has decided to stay on Government Benches. No doubt he recognises the success of Government policies.