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.
1830 General Reception +DT
1920 Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary [Lord Carrington]
Dined at the House of Commons with Ian Gow
2200 Three Line Whip