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1979 May 16 We
Archive (Thatcher MSS)

MT Engagement Diary

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Engagement Diary
Venue: -
Source: THCR 6/1/2/1
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Taken from a typed version of the appointment diary prepared in the Garden Room at some point following MT’s resignation. The original remained in the custody of the Cabinet Office. The text differs in places from a second MS text of the diary at THCR 6/1/1/30, which probably derived from MT’s office at the House of Commons: elements from that second document have been added to this online version where they add material of substance (and explicitly noted as such).
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 1p
Themes: -

Wednesday 16 May 1979

0915   Left Flood Street for No. 10.
1145   Departed for St. Martin in the Fields
1200   Memorial Service for Mr. Airey Neave
              After Service, drink with Mrs. Neave at 32 Westminster Gardens
              Mr. Thatcher stayed for lunch
1315   Returned to No. 10
              Light lunch in the study
p.m.    Sat in on Debate
1630   Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir Geoffrey Howe], all HMT Ministers [John Biffen, Nigel Lawson and Lord
and Permanent Secretaries [Sir Douglas Wass and Sir Lawrence Airey] and Sir John Hunt - No. 10.
1755   Sir John Hunt collected Prime Minister
1800   Cabinet Office briefing in Cabinet Office
1900   Left No. 10
1915   Looked in at Mr. and Mrs. Peter Emery’s party for new Members at 15 Tufton Court, Tufton Street


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