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MT Engagement Diary

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Engagement Diary
Venue: -
Source: THCR 6/1/2/2
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. Material has been added to this entry from the handwritten original of the 1980 appointment diary, accessed at the Cabinet Office prior to transfer to TNA. The full text of that volume can be accessed here.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 1p
Themes: -

Wednesday 2 July 1980

0930   Richard Allen, Foreign Affairs Adviser to Mr. Reagan and William Casey, Campaign Director to Mr. Reagan
1015   Secretary of State for Defence [Francis Pym] [Material from handwritten original of the 1980 appointment diary: [+First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Henry Leach]
              [Captain Salt].]

1100-1130   Mr. Suraj Paul
1150   Left for the House of Commons
1200   Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Callaghan - H/C [Material from handwritten original of the 1980 appointment diary: [Presidency of EEC Commission].]
1230   Lord Chancellor [Lord Hailsham]
1300   Lunch with Ministers [Material from handwritten original of the 1980 appointment diary: [Chairmen of Cabinet Committees].]
1430   Chancellor [Sir Geoffrey Howe] and Mr. [Terry] Burns [Material from handwritten original of the 1980 appointment diary: [Re Thursday’s Cabinet].]
1525   To House of Commons
1530    [Material from handwritten original of the 1980 appointment diary: S/ N. Ireland (Humphrey Atkins) Statement.]
1600   OD [Willie Whitelaw, Lord Carrington, Sir Geoffrey Howe, Lord Soames, Lord Hailsham, Francis Pym, John Nott, Sir Ian Gilmour]
1700-1900   Meeting with European Members followed by Drinks + Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary [Lord Carrington], Chairman [Lord Thorneycroft], Sir A.
              Royle and Mr. Edward Bickham
2030   Meeting with Civil Service Staff Side
2130   Dined at the House with Ian Gow
2200   Vote: Three Line
2210   Secretary of State for Employment [Jim Prior] - H/C
               [Material from handwritten original of the 1980 appointment diary: PM paired after 2200.]

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