Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Commission on Poverty

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton 12:00 am, 16th April 1970

If the hon. Member has any new and up-to-date information from his own experience in the matter of poverty, of course I shall be ready to study it, but he will be aware of answers I have given on previous occasions. I think we have most of the facts necessary. The problem is dealing with them. The most recent action taken was in my right hon. Friend's Budget. My hon. Friend will have studied with great effect the Budget debates of last year, including the unfortunate pronouncements by the Leader of the Opposition. He will no doubt also have studied the statement by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury yesterday on the family survey and on the Child Poverty Action Group. I hope he will be very much impressed by what was said.