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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 29th April 1991.

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Photo of Mr William Waldegrave Mr William Waldegrave , Bristol West 3:32 pm, 29th April 1991

Although I entirely agree with my hon. Friend's first point, the position is worse, in that the hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook) has given a range of spending pledges—from minimum wages to no-fault compensation—which would cost hundreds of millions or perhaps billions of pounds. Yesterday, the Leader of the Opposition shot all those pledges out of the air. Therefore, those spending pledges will have to be financed out of patient care, because there is no other way to finance them.