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 Ernest Fernyhough Mr Ernest Fernyhough , Jarrow 12:00 am, 16th April 1970

Would not my right hon. Friend agree that one of the best ways of tackling this problem of poverty would be the introduction of a wealth tax, to which my hon. Friend the Member for Bosworth (Mr. Wyatt) and hon. Members opposite would gladly subscribe, as this might give us £300 million a year, which would be a good start in tackling the problems about which hon. Members opposite are so much concerned now but about which they were not concerned when they had responsibility?