Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (exchange rate; new interest rate regime) [saw PM over fall in pound; measures seem to be working well on interest rates] [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: 65
Themes: Monetary policy, Public spending & borrowing

Monday 8th June 1981

Saw PM again about fall in £.

Wrote note on interest rates and said that market had pushed them up, but still only 11% on 7 day money. New measures seem to be working well.

Saudi Int Bank for lunch. Heard about the new prudential requirements of B/E [Bank of England] - capital reserves against loans to banks far smaller than to corporations whatever their reputations.