Payments into National Insurance Fund Out of Money Provided by Parliament

Part of Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 7th December 1992.

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Photo of Donald Dewar Donald Dewar , Glasgow Garscadden 5:30 pm, 7th December 1992

There is some evidence. I cannot go into that. I am spluttering—[Laughter.] I am spluttering with the excitement of it all. I have been following with great interest the hon. Lady's dealings with the present crisis in the Church of England. In her style and stance, she has taken a rather romantic approach of High Church principle. In some of the reference books that we occasionally look at to while away our time, I notice that she lists as her principal interest research into the escape of Charles II after the battle of Worcester. That certainly suggests a romantic turn of mind. Sometimes the hon. Lady does herself little good by adopting the somewhat confrontational style that she affects—and I use the word affects——