Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:20 pm on 6th April 1982.

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Photo of Mr Leon Brittan Mr Leon Brittan , Cleveland and Whitby 4:20 pm, 6th April 1982

Perhaps I can be forgiven for not anticipating that the right hon. Gentleman would raise that point, as I dealt with it much earlier in my speech. It is of considerable importance. It is obviously quite impossible at this stage to give any estimate of the cost of the action that is being taken in response to the Falklands crisis. However, the cost of that expenditure will be met in a way that is consistent with the Government's economic strategy.