Citizens Charter (White Paper)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 25th November 1992.

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Photo of Mrs Helen Jackson Mrs Helen Jackson , Sheffield, Hillsborough 3:30 pm, 25th November 1992

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that the drastic reductions in funding for urban programme inner-city projects—it is down to £176 million for next year, and will decrease further for the following year—will have a fundamental effect on access to information and advice about welfare benefits for people in deprived inner-city communities? Will not that increase the scepticism and cynicism with which poor people view the so-called citizens charter?