Orders of the Day — Social Services

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th May 1955.

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Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole 12:00 am, 4th May 1955

No "sweeter" in this connection. They say they would vary the benefits according to the cost of living; they say they would increase National Assistance, but they do not give any hint of how much all this would cost the taxpayer. They do not give any figure. They fail to give a figure at a time when, according to them, this country is being threatened by the approach of another economic crisis.