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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Community Charge: No.10 record of conversations (MT-Major-Lamont-Portillo; joined by Butler, Wilson, Mills) [MT concluded that "the general public were blaming the Government for the high levels of community charge"; suggested proposals for radical review from 1991/92 on] [released Dec 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3064 f159
Editorial comments:

The form of this document, a "note for the record" rather than the usual Private Secretary letter despatched to the offices of attending ministers, suggests it was considered too sensitive to circulate outside No.10. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 5pp
Themes: Local government finance, Community charge ("poll tax"), Chancellor of the Exchequer's meetings, MT's meetings as PM