MACMILLAN Harold - Typed Letter Signed 1957 accepting a petition to increase pensions
Harold MACMILLAN (1894-1986)
Typed Letter Signed (“Harold Macmillan”) to E.G. Willis, MP, thanking him for a petition from the Campaign Committee for Increasing Old Age Pensions.
1 page 4to, 10 Downing Street, 1 March 1957.
A letter dating from the first months of Macmillan’s time in Number 10.
“Thank you for sending me the copy of the Petition from the Campaign Committee for Increasing Old Age Pensions, which was sent to you by one of your constituents. This Committee sent a Delegation to London on Tuesday, February 26, and delivered the Petition to No. 10, Downing Street. I will see that this page is added to the Petition.”
At the beginning of 1957, the basic state pension for a single person was £2 per week. The matter did come before Parliament, and the pension rate was duly increased later that year.
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