Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:14 am on 5th March 1993.

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Photo of Mr Stephen Day Mr Stephen Day , Cheadle 10:14 am, 5th March 1993

Perhaps I could be allowed to continue. The hon. Gentleman must recognise that the undoubted social deprivation in some parts of our society is as nothing compared with the social deprivation of my grandfather who was unemployed throughout most of the 1930s. He held a family of six children together and no benefits were available. That generation had belief in itself and dignity. What has happened to the dignity of the Jarrow marchers that the hon. Gentleman should honour? Why does he make excuses when people take actions for which there are no excuses?