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Papers relating to the economy (1), May 1979-July 1981, 1979-05 - 1981-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/48

Scope and Contents

Part 1, 1979: includes copy of a pamphlet by Ian Gow MP, "A practical approach to denationalization" (AIMS, 1977); copy of paper to MT from Sir Kenneth Berrill (Central Policy Review Staff), "The economy of the United Kingdom- problems, constraints, opportunities", 4 May 1979; copy of two letters to MT from Sir Geoffrey Howe MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer) relating to public expenditure, including one on defence expenditure, 11 May 1979; note of a record between MT and Treasury Ministers and officials on 16 May 1979 by Tim Lankester (her Private Secretary for Economic Affairs), 16 May 1979; copy of letter to Lankester from Martin Hall (Treasury), "Announcement of public expenditure cuts", 18 May 1979; and briefing note for MT from Lankester on her forthcoming meeting with Howe on 5 November 1979, 2 November 1979
Part 2, 1980: includes copy of a letter to Howe from Sir John Hoskyns (Head, MT's No 10 Policy Unit) on "The long campaign", 6 February 1980; copy of letter from Howe to Lord (Peter) Thorneycroft (Chairman, Conservative Party) relating to the Conservative Research Department, 28 March 1980; and notes on Conservative Party Finance Committee meetings, 11 & 25 November 1980
Part 3, 1981: includes copy of letter from Howe to Thorneycroft relating to the ".. the current economic situation", 5 March 1981; notes on Conservative Party Finance Committee meetings, 20 January 1981 and 17 February 1981, circulated to Gow from Peter Cropper (Special Adviser, HM Treasury); copy of paper by John Moore MP, "Why the arguments against reducing interest rates are not valid", June 1981; and paper on state aid for political parties by Cropper, with attached note for Ian Gow MP, July 1981


  • 1979-05 - 1981-07

Conditions Governing Access

Part 1 opened in February 2010; part 2 in March 2011; part 3 in March 2012 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.


3 folder(s)

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Finding aid date

2010-01-12 11:23:52+00:00

Repository Details

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