Government Policy (Prime Minister's Speech)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th April 1974.

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Photo of Mr Harold Wilson Mr Harold Wilson , Huyton 12:00 am, 30th April 1974

No, Sir. On the contrary, my right hon. Friend has made clear repeatedly that because of the three-day working week and the difficulty of estimating how quickly we could emerge as a country from the consequences of the three-day week and the loss of output and the further twist that it gave to inflation, it was impossible for him to give as clear a Budget judgment as he would have wished. That is why he announced that there would be a second Budget in due course—a proposal which I think was endorsed by the Leader of the Opposition.