The British pound depreciated vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as cable tested bids around the US$ 1.5190 level and was capped around the $1.5340 level. Data to be released in the U.K. tomorrow include March consumer price inflation. Prime Minister Brown and Tory leader Cameron debated last week ahead of the 6 May general election. Many political pundits believe the contest will result in a hung Parliament and some now say the general election is too close to call with Cameron perhaps still holding a slight lead over Brown. Data released in the U.K. last week saw March Nationwide consumer confidence print at 72, down from a revised +81. Cable bids are cited around the US$ 1.5140 level. The euro moved higher vis-à-vis the British pound as the single currency tested offers around the £0.8840 level and was supported around the £0.8785 level.