Orders of the Day — Economic Affairs

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st December 1966.

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Photo of Mr Michael Maitland Stewart Mr Michael Maitland Stewart , Fulham 12:00 am, 1st December 1966

The right hon. Member for Enfield, West (Mr. Iain Macleod), like the hon. Member for Worcester (Mr. Peter Walker) and the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition, has, as he said, delivered a serious speech and he took some pride in the fact that it was not too polemical. But one of the reasons for that emerged in the last remarks he made, when he referred to events immediately before the 1964 election. He said that there was no crisis of confidence. [Interruption.] No—there was a mounting deficit accompanied, as it mounted, by a series—[Interruption.]