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Government Economic and Social Policy

Part of Orders of the Day — Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:52 pm on 9th June 1993.

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Photo of Mr John Townend Mr John Townend , Bridlington 3:52 pm, 9th June 1993

Does the right hon. and learned Gentleman really think that a deficit of £50 billion this year can be brought down by the reduction in unemployment that 2·5 or 3 per cent. growth would create? If he is opposed to public spending cuts, why does he not admit that the only alternative would be massive increases in taxation? His arguments today have justified the Government's public spending policy.