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1963 Dec 6 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks visiting Finchley (meeting old age pensioners)

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Remarks
Venue:Enmott Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb
Source:Finchley Press, 3 January 1964
Journalist:-
Editorial comments:2000.
Importance ranking:Trivial
Word count:142
Themes:Social security and welfare

MP's advice to pensioners

Be sure to apply for the suplementary pension, if the standard Old Age Pension is insufficient for your needs.

This was the point stressed by Mrs. M. Thatcher, M.P. for Finchley and Friern Barnet, when she met residents of Enmott Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb at the home of Cty. Clr. and Mrs. P. O. Mendel.

Mrs. Thatcher pointed that under the present government, the system for granting suplementary benefits had been greatly improved, and was a much more human affair.

"All you need to do is send a post card to your local National Assistance Board and ask for a representative to call on you in the privacy of your own home.

"These benefits should not be regarded as charity but rather as something to which those in need are entitled", Mrs. Thatcher concluded.