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Mr Maurice Macmillan: May I take it that this is an expression of opinion from the Opposition Front Bench that nationalisation is no longer a point of policy?
Mr Maurice Macmillan: Would my hon. Friend consider adjusting the amount deducted from National Assistance of recipients' small savings with a view to encouraging people to continue saving, even though they are on National Assistance, in view of the fact that at the moment it is more profitable for them to spend their savings and draw extra National Assistance when they have spent them?
Mr Maurice Macmillan: I must first ask the indulgence of the House towards my maiden speech, and I am sure that in the circumstances the right hon. Member for Huyton (Mr. H. Wilson) will forgive me if I do not follow him in respect of most of his argument, though I am happy to agree that on neither side of the House do we consider that this scheme is in any way a panacea and that the point is that we cannot afford...