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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
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Monday 12 November 1979

0830   Hair
1000   Home Secretary [Willie Whitelaw] and Sir Robert Armstrong
1015   Media Briefing
1030   Diary meeting
1045   Chairman [Lord Thorneycroft], Home Secretary [Willie Whitelaw] and Chief Whip [Michael Jopling]
1115   Chief Whip [Michael Jopling]
1145   Arrived Members Lobby H/C
1200   Unveiling of Attlee Statue followed by drinks in the State Rooms, Speaker’s House
1300   Lunch with Ian Gow at the House of Commons
              Kept free
1700   Mrs. Scrimgeour
1730   Hair
1830   Departed No. 10 for Guildhall
1850   Arrived Guildhall
              Lord Mayor’s speech
              After dinner, returned to No. 10 to change and then to House of Commons
2330   Nicholas Ridley, Peter Blaker and the Chief Whip [Michael Jopling] - H/C

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