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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 Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Social Services Committee 10:48 am, 18th December 1987

I thank the Minister for his statement. How many claimants will not get the increase although they suffer the same increase in prices as other claimants? I am sure that the House would be happy to have the figures to the nearest million. As the unemployed do not gain from the statement, would it be right for them to conclude that the payment of their benefit is not safe in the Government's hands?