In this video, the Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Member of Parliament for Birkenhead, outlines his thoughts on Government expenditure movements since the 1970s and the future of spending in terms of health care and benefits. He considers how the subject of a new ‘social settlement’ might successfully be broached with the electorate.

The Rt Hon Frank Field MP, spoke at the Nuffield Trust annual reception and debate: Should universalism be protected? in July 2012.

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