Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th January 1988.

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Photo of Mr James Lamond Mr James Lamond , Oldham Central and Royton 12:00 am, 14th January 1988

Is the right hon. Lady aware that the Manchester royal infirmary is facing its greatest crisis in 200 years? It is having to issue warnings to its employees that it may not be able to pay their wages. Why does she continue to suggest that the only solution to this problem lies in increasing income tax, when she knows very well that her right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has billions of pounds in his pocket ready to be paid out in income tax cuts? A fraction of those cuts placed at the disposal of the National Health Service would remove fears from people, young and old, who are concerned for the future.