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1979 Dec 5 We
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MT Engagement Diary

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Engagement Diary
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Source: THCR 6/1/2/1
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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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Wednesday 5 December 1979

0900   Ambassador Brewster of USA
0930   Kept free for Press Gallery speech
1145   Departed No. 10.
1200   Betty Harvie Anderson Memorial Service at St. Margaret’s
1300   Press Gallery Lunch - speech - H/C
1445   Meeting to discuss Sir K. Berrill’s paper on agriculture public expenditure with Chancellor [Sir Geoffrey Howe],
              S/Ss for Agriculture [Peter Walker] and Trade [John Nott], Lord Privy Seal [Sir Ian Gilmour], Sir K. Berrill and
              Sir R. Armstrong
1530    Statement on Rhodesia - H/C
1630   Left House for No. 10.
1810   Changed
1830   General Reception +DT
1920   Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary [Lord Carrington]
              Dined at the House of Commons with Ian Gow
2200   Three Line Whip

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