and those who till today are still unemployed. The Communist Party appeals to the Government to address inequality in society. Government should introduce new measures that strengthen the cost-of-living adjustments, increase the national minimum income, and give a new impetus to the Malta welfare state system. Government should move away from the right wing concepts of a welfare society. The Communist Party of Malta also appeals to the Government to offer more social protection to families in the use of domestic gas. Gas should be subsidized, so families can heat their homes during the winter months.