Large scale document archive

1982 Jul 21 We
Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Economy: MT personal minute to Chancellor of the Exchequer - unsent (public spending, taxation, and growth) ["need to change the climate" of opinion to favour cuts in public spending & taxes] [released 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher MSS (Churchill Archive Centre): THCR 1/5/7 part 3 f3; also THCR 5/1/5/221 part 1 f65
Editorial comments: This minute was undated and marked "not sent"; it has been assigned a date based on its position in the file. THCR 1/5/7 does not contain the Annexes mentioned in the text. A text of what was probably Annex A has been added from a 1983 speechwriting file, THCR 5/1/5/221 part 1, where it was found alongside a second copy of the unsent minute. Annex B has not been found. The presence of a copy in a later file suggests that the document remained a reference point for MT, although never sent.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4pp
Themes: Economy (general discussions), Public spending & borrowing, Taxation