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Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 6th July 1983.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Walsall North 4:30 pm, 6th July 1983

As a former Cabinet Minister, does the right hon. Gentleman believe that it would be right in any public expenditure cut for unemployment benefit and short-term supplementary benefit to be reduced in real value? What is his view, bearing in mind the reductions in income tax that quite rich people will receive as a result of the Bill?