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Wealth — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:48 pm on 5th July 2010.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Conwy Lord Roberts of Conwy Conservative 2:48 pm, 5th July 2010

My Lords, is it not true that the gap between the richest 10 per cent and the poorest 10 per cent is actually at its greatest for 40 years? The party opposite were in Government for the best part-no, not quite the best part, but for 18 years, or almost half-of that 40 years. If we were in the blame game should they not take responsibility?