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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:48 am on 18th December 1987.

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Photo of Mr Nicholas Scott Mr Nicholas Scott , Chelsea 10:48 am, 18th December 1987

That raises wider questions. My judgment is that, as the benefit that would otherwise flow to the Exchequer arises from the underpayment of social security benefits or public service pensions, it would be more appropriate to see, as far as possible, that the charities that benefit from the money serve the needs of those groups.