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Papers relating to the 1984/5 miners' strike (4), 1984

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 1/12/26

Scope and Contents

Includes: memorandum from John Redwood (Head, PM's Policy Unit) on the miners' and dock strikes, August 1984; copy of letter from Ian MacGregor (Chairman, National Coal Board) to (Lionel) "Len" Murray (General Secretary, Trades Union Congress), August 1984; list of profitable and non-profitable pits, September 1984; memorandum from Redwood on the coal industry, September 1984; copies of MT's correspondence with David Hart, Jack Peel and Lord (Harold) Watkinson relating to the strike, September 1984; and copies of the "Daily coal report", 28 September 1984 and 5 October 1984
Also includes memoranda for MT from Redwood, October 1990, including note on Labour Party conference; copy of letter from Peter Walker MP (Secretary of State for Energy) to Rt Rev David Jenkins (Bishop of Durham), October 1984; [part of] contribution from Alfred Sherman for MT's conference speech, October 1984; letter from David Hunt (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy) to Michael Alison MP (MT's Parliamentary Private Secretary) on pit closures, October 1984; and detailed notes on “normality” after the strike by Bernard Ingham (MT's Chief Press Secretary), November 1984


  • Creation: 1984


Conditions Governing Access

Opened in October 2014 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.


1 bundle(s) (1 bundle in folder)

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Finding aid date

2014-10-06 16:15:22+00:00

Repository Details

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