Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (Gas pipeline) [Wolfson talked about 2 billion pound gas pipeline - Walters suggests private leasing arrangement][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: 69
Themes: Monetary policy

Monday 11th May 1981

Teeth in the morning - drilling for bridge

DW [David Wolfson] - came to talk about gas pipeline £2 Bn - in or out of the PSBR - I suggested a leasing arrangement - owned by private corp

Allan Meltzer and Brian Griffiths - set up an attack on B/E [Bank of England] in Telegraph (3 weeks)

Arthur Burns worried about all the new monetary instruments.