Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1970.

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My proposals for bridging this gap are well known. First, we will dismantle the agricultural support scheme. This will have the dual benefit of making farmers more self-reliant, which I am sure everyone in urbanised Enfield will agree with, and, by making food more expensive, it will cause people to eat less. Many of us are clearly putting on too much weight, and my deep concern is with the health of our people.