Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (budget, BAA, BT) [possibility of privatising BAA; meeting with Howe; 364 economists 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: Minor
Word count: 60
Themes: Monetary policy, Privatized & state industries, Public spending & borrowing

Monday 30th March 1981


[written on wrong page - AAW crossed through 6 April & substituted 30 March]

The letter from 365 [Sic: 364] economists. Very good reception.

Lunch with Norman Payne - possibility of privatising BAA

GH [SirGeoffrey Howe] and Treasury meeting on Financing BT. Cast iron argument for v. prof. [very profitable] BT investment. GH smoke screen.

Ryrie very good.