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Prime Minister/Environment: Norgrove briefing for MT ("Meeting with Mr Ridley") [inner cities, "I suspect to lobby you about the balance between DTI and DOE"] [released Jul 2018]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3496 f196
Editorial comments:

The meeting took place 1210-1250 on Tuesday 29 September, with Norgrove present. It is possible the community charge was also discussed: Charles Moore records (volume 3 p30) that Ridley met MT privately before the October party conference and agreed with her that dual running (of rates and charge) should be abandoned. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Environment, Housing, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge (“poll tax”), Media, Executive