Tuesday, September 28, 1999 Published at 09:45 GMT 10:45 UK
UK won't 'lose out' on euro - Cook
Robin Cook: The UK should sign up to a successful euro
Foreign Secretary Robin Cook has told the Labour conference that the government will not let the UK "lose out" by failing to sign up to the euro should it prove successful.
Mr Cook told party delegates in Bournemouth: "If our economic tests are met, Labour will not let Britain lose out by staying out."
But Britain In Europe has also been the centre of controversy after it toned down its aims from seeking an early entry into the euro to calling for the UK to play a leading role in Europe and to explain the possible benefits of the single currency.
Labour is committed to putting the issue of whether to join the single currency to the electorate in a referendum after the next general election.
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