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1981 Jul 20 Mo
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Economy: Alan Walters diary (Gas pipeline) [arguing with MT over British Gas pipeline; “will drop it gently”][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: 78
Themes: Monetary policy

Monday 20th July 1981

That bloody Pipeline again - but she has said CPRS should look at it. I will drop it gently - it is merely a squabble but BGC [British Gas Corporation] should be kept out and their dreadful monopsony abolished.

Lunch at de Zoek + Bevan with M. Hughes , Scott of Shell and Alan Budd - very strange affair, not satisfactory. Anti Gvt Scott used to advise Heath and Callaghan.

John Vereker about PM s major speech in September.