Below is the text of the Conservative Party Press Release on Mr Major’s comments on families. It was issued on Tuesday 31st March 1992, reference 689/92.
THE BEST FUTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY
“Today we are going to talk about family life. About people's homes -
“Our message is very simple.
The Conservatives will help you to a better home -
So what are we going to do?
We're going to make life easier for people buying their own home. Our policies will mean lower mortgage rates and a stronger housing market. We're going to help young people get a foot on the home-
Labour has never been the home owners' friend. It's been the Conservatives who've had to fight for the right of council tenants to escape the tyranny of Labour councils. Now Labour's plans for over-
Conservatives believe in giving people the right to choose.
We believe too in choice in education. We're going to make it easier to choose your child's school. If the school you want is over-
What about Labour? They have only one policy whatever the problem. To spend more of your money. They never ask -
Nothing makes me angrier about socialism than the way it has stopped so many families getting a better home and so many children getting a better education. Conservatives believe that families know best and that parents know best. So we're taking power away from the State and from councils and giving it to families and parents."