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Government Economic and Social Policy

Part of Orders of the Day — Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 5:09 pm on 9th June 1993.

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Photo of Dennis Skinner Dennis Skinner , Bolsover 5:09 pm, 9th June 1993

I do not know what the right hon. Gentleman's plan is to try to secure a victory in the Christchurch by-election, but he talks about fairly sharing the burden. He is talking in the context of raising taxes. let me explain to him that in the first 10 years of the Tory Government the richest 1 per cent. in Britain had £26·2 billion in tax cuts. Instead of calling upon working-class people in Christchurch or anywhere else, the right hon. Gentleman should be supporting the idea of clawing back that £26·2 billion from the richest 1 per cent. They have had the money, and they must foot the bill.