14 MARCH 1958, Page 20


Snt,—The one overwhelming reason why so many people cannot bring themselves to vote Conservative is contained in the following extract from Hansard: 'Taking the internal purchasing value of the pound at 20s. in October, 1951, the comparable figure for January, 1958, was 15s. 6d.' (Chan- , cellor of the Exchequer.)

It is simply no longer possible to put the blame on 'six years of Socialist misrule—Yours faithfully.

AUSTIN LED Fern Cottage, Cousley Wood, Wadhurst, Sussex