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 John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 16th April 1970

As the right hon. Gentleman referred to his Government's pensions record and compared it favourably with that of their predecessor, does he recall that the actual value of National Insurance benefits generally was increased by 50 per cent. under the late Administration and in respect of widows with young children by 100 per cent.? Will he tell the House whether his Government's proposals even approach that record?