M.P.'s talk to packed audience
There was a packed audience in Friern Barnet Town Hall on Friday when Mr. Peter Jackson, chairman of Friern Barnet Young Conservatives, welcomed Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, M.P. for Finchley. Mrs. Thatcher gave a brief résumé of her work in the Cabinet since the General Election including such items as pensions for the over 80's and widows, industrial relations and constituency boundaries.
Due to various world problems that have occurred lately, especially the hi-jackings, high-level Cabinet meetings have been called by the Prime Minister at all times of the day and night, and Mrs. Thatcher said that she had averaged five hours' sleep a night since the General Election.
She added that she thoroughly enjoyed her work and that she was able to put in such long hours was due to the co-operation of her husband and family.
Among the questions asked by members were arms for South Africa, mortgages and education.
At the end of the meeting Mrs. Thatcher drew the lucky number in a competition and a bottle of wine, donated by the president, Mr. Robin Alexander, was won by Paul Thompson.