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Monetary policy: Treasury record of conversation among officials (“The Exchange Rate: Contingency Planning”) [“possibilities for action if the exchange rate continued to move upward”] [released 2011]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Minute
Venue: Sir Douglas Wass’s Room, HM Treasury
Source: T386/545 f182 (Middleton Papers)
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: 1145. Sterling peaked against the dollar on 24 October, but continued to rise against a basket of major currencies.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Industry, Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing, Taxation