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2002 Mar 22 Fr
MT's Private Office

Statement on MT's health (abandons public speaking)

Document type:public statement
Document kind:Press Statement
Venue:36 Chesham Place, London SW1
Source:(1) Thatcher MSS (2) links to Daily Telegraph , 23 March 2000 & CNN, 22 March 2000
Journalist:(2) George Jones, Daily Telegraph , reporting
Editorial comments:-
Importance ranking:Key
Word count:100
Themes:Autobiographical comments, Conservatism

(1) Statement:

22 March 2002

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE RT HON BARONESS THATCHER LG OM FRS

Over recent months Lady Thatcher has suffered a number of small strokes. After thorough investigation involving a number of tests, her doctors have told her that these can neither be predicted nor prevented. They have therefore told her to cut back her programme at once and in particular to avoid the undue strain that public speaking places on her. With great regret, she has decided to abide by this advice and to cancel all her speaking engagements.

For Immediate Release

(2) Press coverage:

External link to Daily Telegraph article

External link to CNN story