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 Lord  Balniel Lord Balniel , Hertford 12:00 am, 16th April 1970

Is it not a pity that the Prime Minister regards this matter so complacently? In view of the fact that an objective, well-respected and non-political organisation is absolutely convinced that there is a growth in the amount of poverty in the country, and in view of the fact that the Budget does absolutely nothing to help, what steps are the Government to take?