Letter: In Brief

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Sir: Jonathan Aitken has convinced a High Court judge that pounds 4,000 a month is an inadequate living allowance (report, 9 October). He would like pounds 11,500, but has been awarded pounds 9,000. Could anyone remind me what Mr Aitken, as a former Cabinet Minister, used to think was appropriate for the unemployed to live on each month when he was a member of the Government? Some mistake, surely.

The Rev Dr PAUL SHEPPY

Barnoldswick,

Lancashire

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