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1962 Mar 28 We
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to St Barnabas Young People’s Fellowship

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Speech
Venue:Finchley
Source:Finchley Press, 6 April 1962
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:2030.
Importance ranking:Trivial
Word count:211
Themes:Public spending and borrowing, Social security and welfare

MP. visits local youth club

Cheers and wolf whistles greeted Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, MP for Finchley and Friern Barnet, when she visited St. Barnabas Young People's Fellowship on Wednesday last week.

Mrs. Thatcher spoke to the members about her work as Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Pensions and told them that in their lives she was a terribly important person. The reason—that she spends £1,100 million of their money every year.

"I spend it on your behalf on the elderly, needy and young."

Asking for More

Mrs. Thatcher stressed that everyone was asking for more all the time. "People like you have to pay up. Up to now we have had something someone else has had to pay for. Now we have to pay. You cannot have something out without putting something in."

After Mrs. Thatcher had spoken to them the members continued dancing and Mrs. Thatcher spoke to some of the people who help to run the club which started five years ago with a membership of seven. Now the membership is well over 200.

The club has also succeeded in winning the Finchley and District Football League for two years.

Last year they won division two, this year division one.

Next year the team hopes to be promoted to the premier division.