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Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Private Office files (Lawson)

Community Charge: Tyrie minute for Lawson ("The Safety Net") [stop Patten using "DOE itching powder" at party conference; "square Geoffrey on our line ... this is one way in which he can twist the PM's tail while picking up enormous support from our backbenchers"] [declassified Feb 2018]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: T640/1190 f172
Editorial comments:

Lawson's comment reads: "I am seeing Chris Patten shortly. I will have a word with GH in due course". Read documents selected from this file. Read the whole file here.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge (“poll tax”), Media, Executive, Parliament, Conservatism, Conservative Party (organization), Leadership