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Orders of the Day — Reduction of Redundancy Rebates Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1977.

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Photo of Mr Tony Newton Mr Tony Newton , Braintree 12:00 am, 7th February 1977

I think I am following the Minister's argument, but I wonder whether he recalls that during the debate on the national insurance contributions the argument was used the other way round—that the Government were only borrowing the money from the fund and that that was what justified it. Now the Minister says that to borrow the money would not be enough. Can he tell us which Government Department is arguing what?