Retail Prices Index (Error)

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

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Photo of Robert Wareing Robert Wareing , Liverpool, West Derby 10:48 am, 18th December 1987

How many unemployed people are being denied what would have been theirs by right had there not been a computer error? Will this be a convention for the future should there be further errors in the Ministry's computer? In handing out other people's money to charities, are the Government not salving their conscience for short-changing teachers, hospital workers and other public servants? Outside the House, would that not be described as crooked?