Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (Railway Electrification) [“Railway Electrication is a dreadful mess”; Howe upset by Hoskyns letter] [released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/1
Editorial comments: Read other entries from this diary. View all Walters documents. The original diary can be studied here
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 71
Themes: Executive, Monetary policy, Privatized & state industries, Transport

Monday 23rd March 1981

Quiet day - but Railway Electrification is a dreadful mess - silly assumptions.

Phone Alfred Goldstein + Christopher Foster. JH [John Hoskyns] sent GH [Sir Geoffrey Howe] a letter (personal) suggesting that Treasury officials (Ryrie) were dredging my technical points on BTelecom financing - very strong stuff - apparently upset GH.

[Different pen used from this point] Interview (non-att) [?non-attributable] with Fortune Magazine

Institute of Actuaries - Dinner - Bore