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  1. Denis Healey on 1978 14 percent pay increase (1978)

    Genre
    Speech

    Chancellor Denis Healey speech on the 14 percent pay increase awarded in 1978. Healey says it is easy to criticise the policy with hindsight and argues it helped reduce inflation.

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  2. Denis Healey on impact of inflation (1978)

    Genre
    Speech

    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey speaks on the negative impact of inflation. Healey claims that rising inflation leads to an increase in imports and a fall in exports and also contributes to...

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  3. Denis Healey on 1978 economic growth (1978)

    Genre
    Speech

    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey speaks on progress in the British economy during 1978. He cites an increase in exports, a fall in unemployment and greater private investment in business. He says...

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  4. Denis Healey on need for strict pay controls (1978)

    Genre
    Speech

    Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denis Healey speaks on the economic policy of the Labour Government. He says there must be controlled increases in wages, especially in order to maintain lower levels of income...

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  5. Edward Heath on need to control inflation (1978)

    Genre
    Speech

    Former British Prime Minister and Conservative MP, Edward Heath backs the Labour Party’s policy of strong pay controls. Health insists that the Government must be strong to keep inflation under control. He...

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  6. Len Murray on TUC rejection of pay policy (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Len Murray, General Secretary of the TUC, on the congress’s rejection of the Labour Government’s pay policy. Murray outlines the areas of policy that the General Council was unhappy with. Murray insists...

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  7. Margaret Thatcher attacks Government record (1978)

    Genre
    Parliamentary debate; Speech

    Opposition leader Margaret Thatcher, speaking in the House of Commons, attacks Prime Minister James Callaghan and his government’s record in office. Thatcher covers the Government’s pay policy, the...

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  8. International reaction to US economic measures (1978)

    Genre
    News report

    Report on the reaction of international exchanges to US President Jimmy Carter’s anti-inflation measures with the Bank of Japan buying between six hundred and seven hundred million dollars in a bid to...

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  9. John Biffen on economic policy (1979)

    Genre
    News report; Speech

    Tom Maddocks reports on a speech by John Biffen (with excerpts) on the government sticking by its counter-inflation policies which will mean higher interest rates and on the abolition of exchange controls.

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  10. Roy Hattersley on Retail Price Index rise (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with former Secretary for Prices and Consumer Protection, Roy Hattersley, on the one percent rise in the Retail Price Index and anticipated further rise next month following the Budget VAT...

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