Letter from Sir A. Beverley Baxter to Mrs. Bishop regarding a war loan.
[typed] 19 Oakwood Court,
16th May 1960.
Dear Mrs. Bishop:
With reference to your visit to my headquarters at the last Advice Evening I wrote to the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the fall in the price of 3 1/2 per cent. War Loan, I now enclose a letter from the Economic Secretary to the Treasury explaining the situation. I am afraid this is rather long and complicated but it does give a clear picture of the Government's position. If you find it difficult to understand perhaps your Bank Manager could explain it to you.
I am sorry I have been unable to help you with your problem.
With kind regards,
[handwritten] Beverley Baxter
[typed] Mrs. Bishop.
49 Harlech Road,
Palmers Green, N.
- Alan Cole. Sir Arthur Beverley Baxter, FRSL (8 January 1891 – 26 April 1964) was a Canadian born journalist and politician. He spent most of his career in the United Kingdom working for the Daily Express and as a theatre critic for the Evening Standard, and was a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Conservative Party from 1935 until his death.
Baxter was given a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list of 1954. He continued to support the abolition of capital punishment and acted as a sponsor of Bills to that effect brought in by the Labour MP Sydney Silverman, and spent a great deal of the late 1950s campaigning for a reduction in theatre tax. In 1959 he signed a motion deploring the call by some Labour MPs for televising the proceedings of the House of Commons.
This letter was written to my grandmother when Beverley-Baxter was MP for Southgate.
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