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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:37 am on 16th June 1999.

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Photo of Keith Raffan Keith Raffan Liberal Democrat 11:37 am, 16th June 1999

We should enter the single currency, but when the time is right. Dr Simpson, with his helpful intervention, knows that I am in favour of entering a single currency when the time is right.

I am glad that Mr Salmond has returned to his place, as he, too, has not answered the question about the contradiction in SNP economic policy. Perhaps he can quietly do some policy making over the next hour or two, as the SNP did-pretty quickly-before the election, when it came up with expenditure and tax plans overnight. We are familiar with the speed at which the SNP can make policy, although it may not stand up to much scrutiny-