Debate on the Address — [1st Day]

Part of Outlawries Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:25 pm on 3rd December 2008.

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Photo of Michael Clapham Michael Clapham Labour, Barnsley West and Penistone 6:25 pm, 3rd December 2008

My hon. Friend referred to the 1980s and the implementation of monetarist policy. He will recall that in that period £100 billion of oil revenue was spent on unemployment benefit, instead of going into the infrastructure of the country, which would have put us in a better position today.

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