Archive (Walters MSS)

Economy: Alan Walters diary (interest rates) [fuss about Brittan’s speech; need to pressure George to get interest rates down][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: 102
Themes: Monetary policy

Thursday 23rd September 1982

Fuss about Leon Brittan’s speech on how do you finance welfare state - Guardian “threat” etc.

Private Secretaries - little or no news from Peking or yet Hongkong - PM to see Mrs Ghadi [sic Mrs Indira Gandhi] for breakfast on they way back

Peter M [Peter Middleton] - I agree that we should put pressure on Eddie [Eddie George] to get interest rates down again

- everything propitious - inflation at 6½ by end/yr. Stg at 91.7, etc. - we need it before the conference

Basil Mantzos Launch Party

Dinner with Hayek + WHS [Sir Walter Saloman]