HC Deb 26 March 1984 vol 57 cc56-7W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the cost of introducing a basic income guarantee scheme under the terms of which the sum of the gains made by the gainers was in balance with the sum of the losses suffered by the losers through the introduduction of the scheme; and where the main items of additional expense would be incurred.

Mr. Moore

[pursuant to his reply, 23 March 1984, c. 600] Before the costs of introducing such a scheme could be estimated, it would first be necessary for my hon. Friend to specify the details of a workable system meeting the conditions he mentions, and resolving the potentially large distributional implications.

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