Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th November 1967.

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Photo of Lord  Balniel Lord Balniel , Hertford 12:00 am, 8th November 1967

The hon. Member has made one of the most interesting speeches in the debate and I apologise for interrupting him, but I would point out that during the time of office of Tory Governments the expenditure on social services increased from £2,000 million to £4,500 million, which is an increase of over 50 per cent. in real terms. The hon. Member's accusation that we always cut back on social expenditure is a misapprehension of the position.