Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [MT “very uncertain of herself”; did not want to discuss budget and had not read paper] [released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/1
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 79
Themes: Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing

Sunday 22nd February 1981

MT came back from Checkers [sic: Chequers] - called me to go over Georgetown speech. Went to No. 10 about 4.45 and left at 7.00. She is very uncertain of herself. Did not want to discuss budget and said of the DW [David Wolfson], JH [John Hoskyns] + AW [Alan Walters] paper, was it about coal? Unbelievable [Different pen used from this point] - I tell Paddie [Paddie Walters] we must be ready to go.