The National Interest

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the first of two programmes in which MPs from opposing parties attempt to reach a consensus on a controversial issue.

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Is consensus politics possible? In a special programme, opposing MPs set aside their differences to attempt to find solutions in the national interest.

Can We Afford the Welfare State?

Jonathan Dimbleby takes the chair as George Walden (Conservative) and Frank Field (Labour) look for answers to one of the questions taxing all political parties. Editor James Leaton Gray

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960717]

Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

Unknown: George Walden

Editor: James Leaton Gray

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The first of two programmes in which MPs from opposing parties attempt to reach a consensus on a controversial issue. Today, the problems of congestion and pollution.

Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Editor David Jordan

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Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

Editor: David Jordan

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Jonathan Dimbleby presents the second of two programmes in which

MPs from opposing parties attempt to reach a consensus on a controversial issue. How can the growing demands on the National Health Service be met? Editor David Jordan

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970924]

Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

Editor: David Jordan

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As the problems of congestion and pollution grow, so do the demands for a solution to these problems.

But are there answers which will reconcile the desire for personal freedom with constraints on the use of cars?

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The demands on the National Health Service continue to grow.

Taxing more to spend more on the NHS seems to have been ruled out, so is the only answer to ration services even more, or should money be raised in more radical ways?