Amendment of the Law

Part of Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – in the House of Commons at 9:07 pm on 10th March 1992.

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Photo of Mr Mark Wolfson Mr Mark Wolfson , Sevenoaks 9:07 pm, 10th March 1992

I am afraid that I cannot agree with the hon. Gentleman on that point.

Let me move on to the benefits that will accrue to pensioners, and the 5 million poorer pensioners who will gain from higher benefits. The fact that, for those on income support, a single person will receive an extra £2 and a married couple an extra £3 a week is a clear sign of the Government's concern for the less-well-off.