National Council of Women of Great Britain

Scope and Content

Correspondence with related papers, 13 Mar 1963 to 22 Jun 1967, relating to Nina Popplewell's position as secretary to the National Council of Women of Great Britain (NCWGB). Comprises:

*Typescript letter from the Fawcett Society to Mrs Gimpel, 13 Mar 1963, regarding the Employment of Women Bill.

*Typescript letter from Margaret Herbison, the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance, to Mrs MK Baxter of the National Council of Women of Great Britain, regarding the 'wage-stop' problem which suggested that men could earn more money through claiming social security benefit than through working.

*Typescript report from The National Council of Women in Great Britain to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 4 May 1965. Report outlines key campaigns for equal pay, equal pension contributions with equal benefits, equal retirement age and issues related to social security.With Nina Popplewell's manuscript annotations.

*Press cutting, 'End of the deserted wife's equity', from The Times, 14 May 1965, with covering letter to The Lord Chancellor from the National Council of Women of Great Britain, urging the government to 'amend the law so as to provide security for a deserted wife in the matrimonial home'.

*Typescript letter from Margaret Herbison to Mrs MK Baxter, 6 Dec 1965, regarding the entitlement of a state pension for all old people.

*Typescript letter from Douglas Houghton, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to MK Baxter, 13 Dec 1965, regarding the entitlement of a state pension for all old people.

*Typescript letter from the Ministry of Pension and National Insurance to Nina Popplewell, 9 May 1966, regarding National Insurance contributions.

*Typescript letter from the Office of Wages Councils to Nina Popplewell, 22 Jun 1967, regarding the statutory minimum rates of pay for women in Wages Council trades.

*Typescript extract from a letter written by Sidney Miller, fieldwork organiser of Kensington and Paddington family services unit, regarding rent control and family allowances, c. 1962.