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1981 Apr 10 Fr
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Economy: Alan Walters diary [CPRS do not want to adopt Walters methods; memo to PM on British Rail] [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: 97

Friday 10th April 1981

[written on wrong page - AAW crossed through 3 April & substituted 10 April]

CPRS and D/Industry have tried to calculate new assumptions (fixed unemployment) for closures - but got into great difficulties! They do not want to adopt my methods. (D/I)

[Different pen used from this point] Commitment to existing size of BR - Department of Trade says PM said so in H/C on 7 Nov 79, letter to Women s Inst 8 Dec 79 and in election campaign! Prepared a memo to PM which said she must regard in very conditional efficiency etc.

Selsdon Group dinner

Dinner with Rachel Haas