I READ with interest Michael Brooks' letter responding to David Bowe's on the benefits of the Euro (September 30).

I would like to bet that there is more chance of getting some of this £700 gain per family than there is of City of York Council taxpayers receiving the £100 council tax cash-back so generously "promised" by the Lib Dems in their election manifesto earlier this year.

Coun David Horton (Lab),

Acomb ward councillor.

Slessor Road, Acomb, York.

Updated: 12:03 Tuesday, October 21, 2003