Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [Walters tired from tension; Howe wants to help with British Leyland, tells him about youth subsidy plans][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: 77
Themes: Monetary policy, Privatized & state industries, Public spending & borrowing

Thursday 25th June 1981

Very tired after all this tension.

Saw [Sic]

Lunch with Em Kaye, Terrence Beckett + VC (CBI) + Chairman +TL [Tim Lankester]. Beckett is not very bright. Back from Ottawa where he is telling the Japs to trade fair. Kaye is now a protectionist.

2.45 Geoffrey [Sir Geoffrey Howe] saw me - wants to help me with B Leyland.

- I tell him my idea about subsidies to young who earn less than £40 a week.