Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (Treasury) [Wolfson & Walters agree “we must attack the Treasury position”; Lawson worried about Wass & “latent Keynesianism”] [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: 82
Themes: Executive, Monetary policy, Privatized & state industries, Public spending & borrowing, Transport

Tuesday 31st March 1981

[written on wrong page - AAW crossed through 8 April & substituted 31 March]

Carlton Club lunch John Bryze and Jerry Weis

DW [David Wolfson] and I agree that we must attack the Treasury position.

Rail papers arrive - no argument at all for electrification or trends

Nigel Lawson - drinks - rather pleased with budget and my line on it - worried about DW [Sir Douglas Wass] and latent Keynesianism. I agreed that simple Keynesianism would not do - BUT --> [sic]