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International Monetary System

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th March 1968.

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Photo of Mr John Mendelson Mr John Mendelson , Penistone 12:00 am, 18th March 1968

While we accept that we must await my right hon. Friend's Budget statement before he reveals any long-term view, and while it is understandable that he cannot say very much now about the period beyond the interim period, may I ask him whether he would bear in mind that, if he so firmly rejects any unorthodox approach, a considerable body of opinion would be opposed to any policies of deflation and sacrificing the interests of ordinary people if the interim measures are not successful? Would he take special steps then to protect the interests of the people of this country?