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1981 Jul 13 Mo
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Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget) [Brittan keen on package; opposes recruiting youths in Liverpool to clean up city post-riots][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: 93
Themes: Monetary policy, Law & order

Monday 13th July 1981

Prior on the Radio - the Chancellor must find the money ! Meeting with GH [Sir Geoffrey Howe] and Leon Brittan. Civil servants (Dixon) anxious for cosmetic solutions . Brittan keen on my package. (also Robin Ibbs supported it but thought that TUs would oppose). Talk of Compulsion - recruiting youths in Liverpool etc. to clear up the city (I said it was silly and v. expensive in management and administration).

Saw Ralph Howells (MP) - splendid honest fellow - he wants to help - suggested he talk to PM about Reagan s budget cutting measures.