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Local Government: Howe telegram to UKE Beijing (Environment Secretary’s Statement on local authority capital spending) [“went very badly ... consistently hostile reception from government backbenchers”] [declassified 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1309 f17
Editorial comments:

MT was in Beijing to sign the Joint Declaration with China on Hong Kong. Relevant supporting documents follow the main item. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here. Read other documents selected from this file.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 20pp
Themes: Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Housing, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge (“poll tax”), Transport, Parliament, Union of UK nations, Conservatism, Conservative Party (organization), Labour Party & socialism, Liberal & Social Democratic Parties