Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:13 pm on 6th July 1983.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Walsall North 7:13 pm, 6th July 1983

Is there not some inconsistency in what the hon. Gentleman is saying, bearing in mind his ceaseless campaigning against the wages councils, obviously with the intention of reducing the income of those on the lowest possible wage? I would use a word other than "inconsistency" were I allowed to do so. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that if the Government decided not to increase unemployment benefit to return it to its real value he would not go into the Lobby against that decision?