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85 Dec 17 Tu PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Alison note to MT (Michael Heseltine) [“he is not looking for an occasion to resign, & hopes - I judge - that he will not be sacked!”] [released 2015]
85 Dec 18 We PDF Key Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: MT letter to Michael Heseltine (ultimatum "drafted but not sent") [“In this situation no Minister should use his position to promote one commercial option in preference to another - so long as he remains in Government”] [released Jan 2017]
85 Dec 19 Th PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Charles Powell note (draft formula for cabinet) [concession to Heseltine on circulation of Westland paper; MT: "Not necessary - SofS did not so request"] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 2 Th PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: DTI record of conversation (Lagorce-Michell bilateral) [French position was that Westland should stay “European”; CDP notes 'illogicality' of French position] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 3 Fr PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Charles Powell minute (“Westland”) [Heseltine letter to Lloyds; CDP "encouraged DTI to counter-brief hard"] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 4 Sa PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Charles Powell minute (“Westland”) [Cuckney rang - Sikorsky offer improved, board "would strongly recommend it and would mount a strong campaign in support of it"] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 4 Sa PDF Key Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Charles Powell minute (“Westland”) [original of CDP minute on securing a letter from the Solicitor-General - "I think this is worth doing but don't place great reliance on it"] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 4 Sa PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: DTI fax to No.10 (“Westland”) [DTI briefing material on MT’s letter to Sir John Cuckney etc] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 9 Th PDF Key Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Minutes of Full Cabinet - CC(86) 1st (Parliamentary Affairs, Westland, Foreign Affairs, Community Affairs, Northern Ireland Affairs, Economic Affairs, Local Government Finance Studies) [Heseltine resigns; confidential annex on local government finance] [declassified Dec 2014]
86 Jan 9 Th PDF Key Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: MT speaking notes (necessity of restoring collective responsibility) [“must restore govt’s standing & observe conclusions of 19th Dec”] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 9 Th PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Armstrong draft (cabinet conclusion) [“It is the policy of the government that it is for the shareholders of Westland to decide”] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 9 Th PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Wicks note to MT in cabinet ("A Lobby at 4") [“they have been told not to have one this morning without your permission”] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 9 Th PDF Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Westland: Ingham note to Wicks ('Nigel') [Heseltine said he has resigned and promises statement later, presumably before 12.30] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 9 Th PDF Key Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: Lobby Briefing ("Resignation of Michael Heseltine over Westland Helicopters Affair") [12.10pm, including Downing Street statement] [released Jan 2017]
86 Jan 9 Th PDF Key Archive (Ingham MSS) Press Office: Lobby Briefing ("Resignation of Mr Heseltine, Rates, Channel Fixed Link") [17.30pm, reaction to Heseltine press conference at MoD; "resigned on a very narrow point of procedure"] [released Jan 2017]
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