Archive (Hailsham MSS)

Miners' strike: Hailsham diary (government's hand forced) [coded diary with translation]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Churchill Archive Centre: Hailsham MSS (1/1/4)
Editorial comments: The original document was written by Hailsham in a shorthand system which also functioned as a code. Notes on its deciphering by professional cryptanalysts can be found here (scroll down to the foot of the page). Words or phrases that eluded the decrypters are in red, conjectured but uncertain readings in square bracketed italics. The Cabinet minutes for the meeting described can also be found on this site.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 7pp
Themes: Privatized & state industries, Pay, Strikes & other union action