Orders of the Day — National Insurance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th December 1954.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Silverman Mr Samuel Silverman , Nelson and Colne 12:00 am, 9th December 1954

How does the hon. Member reconcile the House of Commons arbitrarily increasing the contribution by 1s. with the earlier part of his speech in which he said that he preferred the contractual principle, which I take to be the principle whereby two people arrive freely at a bargain and both keep it?