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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Community Charge: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Major-Lamont-Patten-Portillo) [MT: "with community charge at the present level, the system was leading to an intolerable burden"] [released Dec 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3064 f74
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: 4pp
Themes: Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge ("poll tax"), Conservatism, Conservative Party (organization), Chancellor of the Exchequer's minutes, MT's meetings as PM