Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [PM worried about debate; rumours Walters will leave due to lack of progress on Monetary Base Control; PM rude about Miller and Hoskyns’ speech][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: 89
Themes: Executive (appointments), Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing, Media

Tuesday 23rd June 1981

PM worried that she will not have enough. Thinks Foot may sit down early. Possible that opposition will hear her out in silence (very unlikely)

Lunch with Wyldbore Smith, King (BA) [Sir John King] and Lawson.

[Rumours about my leaving due to no progress on MBC [Monetary Base Control] in the press (Financial Weekly and Guardian) - Denied and they are certainly NOT true - making reasonable progress].

PM very rude about J and R s [John Hoskyns and Ronald Miller] speech, which I thought was quite good. 2.30am