Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary [FT leak; memo to PM supporting Prior and Couzens][released 2012]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Walters MSS (Churchill Archives Centre): WTRS 3/1/2
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 166
Themes: Monetary policy, Pay

Wednesday 4th August 1982

FT leak on Job Subsidies and the results of the D/Empl study of YWS done by the centre for manpower studies at Brighton

- but what can one do?

Memo to PM supporting Ken Couzens on “capping&rdquo export credit subsidies. I would prefer a complete stop - but Geoffrey [Sir Geoffrey Howe] would like a gradualist approach.

Memo to PM supporting Jim Prior’s support of Kenneth Cork to sell De Lorean and not insist on pay back of debt to Gvt of NI

Lunch Derek Hill of Mail on Sunday

KJ [Keith Joseph] - should we not be pressing for the reduction in limit labour cost - but, he said, he dare not say so because if he said it, it would be counterproductive. KJ very anxious that I stay on - you have made an enormous difference

Who is to replace me - Minford?

Richard Haas came to see me mainly about Dawson + Co Paisner etc.

Dinner with the Huttons