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Sir: If the current interest rate policy means sacrificing jobs in the north to contain inflation in the south, surely the advent of a European Central Bank will have greater and more unpredictable effects if it pursues a similar strategy.

What price jobs in the UK under such a regime?

A DAVIES

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Sir: May I correct an error in the article ("Just journalism left as jute joins jam", 20 October) about Dundee and the decline of the town's jute industry.

NCR in fact supplies around 80 per cent of Britain's Automated Teller Machines each year and has a global share of almost one-third, making our Dundee facility a world leader of which the city can be justly proud.

RICHARD LANDER

Press and Public Relations

NCR Financial Solutions Group

London NW1

Sir: If Argentina had won the Falklands War would Carlos Menem still be expressing his regret to us?

I suspect his belated contrition has more to do with the sales of corned beef than an outbreak of conscience.

PAUL WALTER

Newbury

Berkshire

Sir: Why couldn't supermarkets be required by law to revitalise food deserts? They could provide free transport to the supermarket or, better still, a mobile shop carrying appropriate, healthy food.

C A FERRIER

Eynsham, Oxfordshire

Sir: The report "Pakistan PM `made millions in UK' " (20 October) seems a rehashed version of a story on similar lines which has already been denied. The so-called allegations against Mr Sharif have already been disproved in a court of law in Pakistan.

SAMINA PARVEZ

Press Attache

High Commission For Pakistan

London SW1

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