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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 Mr Nigel Forman Mr Nigel Forman , Carshalton and Wallington 5:09 pm, 9th June 1993

The right hon. Gentleman talks about the blunt truth. He said earlier that any public expenditure savings could be only marginal. Will he now tell the House the blunt truth? By how much would his party wish to increase the standard rate of income tax to close the deficit?