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Papers relating to transport, May 1979-April 1983, 1979-05 - 1983-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/6/2/175

Scope and Contents

Includes MT’s handwritten annotations
Part 1, 1979: includes copy of letter from Lord (Christopher) Soames (Lord President of the Council) to Sir Geoffrey Howe MP (Chancellor of the Exchequer), "The future of Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)", 14 May 1979; briefing note for 'Mr [Kenneth] Stowe (MT's Principal Private Secretary)' from Sir Kenneth Berrill (Head, Central Policy Review Staff), on "Public expenditure- seat belts and the cost to the DHSS", 1 June 1979; note for MT from Angus Maude MP (Paymaster General) on "London Underground strike", 8 June 1979; and thank you letter to MT from James Douglas Hamilton MP following a dinner at No 10, ? September 1979
Part 2, 1981
Part 3, 1982: includes note from David Boddy (Conservative Central Office) for David Howell MP (Secretary of State for Transport) and Cecil Parkinson MP on, "London Transport campaign- progress report", February 1982; note for MT from Ferdinand Mount (Head, PM's Policy Unit), "After the rail strike", June 1982; and correspondence between Ian Gow MP (MT's Parliamentary Private Secretary) and David Howell MP relating to heavy lorries, October 1982
Part 4, 1983: includes notes for MT from Mount, "Hastings and Tonbridge rail service", March 1983


  • 1979-05 - 1983-04

Conditions Governing Access

Part 1 opened in February 2010; part 2 in March 2012; part 3 in March 2013; and part 4 in October 2013 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.


4 folder(s)

Language of Materials


Finding aid date

2010-01-14 09:38:13+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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