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Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will pay an official visit to Billericay.

My constituents will naturally be disappointed by that response. Is my right hon. Friend aware that my constituents wish to see control of the level of inflation, control of the level of public expenditure and a reduction in taxation? Can my right hon. Friend give pledges on those matters as well?

As my hon. Friend is aware, it is the Government's policy to keep strict control of public expenditure. I agree with the Leader of the previous Labour Government, who said:

"If you talk to people in the factories and in the clubs, they all want to pay less tax. They are more interested in that than the Government giving away money in other directions."