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Economy: Alan Walters diary [Sends PM note on Howe - PM rejects it][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: 77
Themes: Monetary policy

Tuesday 19th October 1982

Lunch with Shell [name unclear] (Taiwan)

Sent PM a note on GH’s [Sir Geoffrey Howe] forecasts of 6½ wages 5% prices for 1983 - still real wages increasing and unemployment 3.2 for ever - apparently she rejected it! Agreed to GH’s British Rail - JH [John Hoskyns], FM [Ferdinand Mount] at MOT - now to be positive with Serpell Results (not cutting ok)

Very civil service - chief economist a nut case (Cole?)