Poverty

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th February 1970.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 17th February 1970

If the Prime Minister is not going to have an inquiry of his own, will he address himself to the conclusions of the Child Poverty Action Group, especially the one on page 13 of its report, which says, in effect, that under Labour priority has not been given to low-income families and that in some respects they are worse off under Labour than they were before? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this supports the accusation that is often made from the back benches opposite about the compulsory incomes and prices policy having made a lot of lower-paid workers worse off? Does the Prime Minister recognise that in his self-made poverty crisis the weakest have gone to the wall?