Large scale document archive

1978 Feb 14 Tu
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Social services: Richard Ryder to C.P. Dixon (petition on child benefit from 116 members of Gen Synod) [MT: "The fact is that the larger the child benefit the more people look to the state to support the children"] [released 2003]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: THCR 2/6/1/237 f184
Editorial comments: A letter is in the file from Peter Dixon to Denis Healey, dated 7 Feb 1978, enclosing a petition signed by 116 members of the General Synod of the Church of England, among them ten Bishops (London, Norwich, Derby, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, St Alban's, Aston, Edmonton and Jarrow). Among other signatures was that of Michael Kinchin-Smith, an Oxford friend of MT.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Conservatism, Family, Religion & morality, Social security & welfare