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Wages Stop

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1964.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Thatcher Mrs Margaret Thatcher , Finchley 12:00 am, 29th June 1964

I am aware of the facts of this case. The hon. Lady's constituent is currently receiving £8 16s. a week from the Board. In addition £1 18s. is received in family allowances. The Board believes that the regulations have been correctly applied in this case. As regards the principle of the wage-stop, it would be wrong for a man to be better off out of work than when he is employed.