Oral Answers to Questions — TUC

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th June 1976.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr John Ovenden Mr John Ovenden , Gravesend 12:00 am, 24th June 1976

Will my right hon. Friend confirm that in discussions with the TUC on child benefits it was not the TUC which took the initiative in suggesting the abandonment of the scheme? Will he think again about proceeding with the scheme in view of the opinions of the TUC and Labour Back Benchers? Is he aware that those who are urging him to reconsider are doing so because they believe it is important for tackling family poverty, not because they support the opportunist clamourings of the Conservative Party?