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PDF 88 Mar 29 Tu Declassified documents Minor Archive (Thatcher MSS) Parliament: Hamilton minute for MT (lunch for peers) [suggested attendees] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Mar 29 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, economy, sterling, industry, restrictive practices, nurses) [media interest in government respnse to union restrictive practices] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Mar 29 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: Terry Perks minute ("Interviews with BBC TV Scotland and Grampian TV at the end of Scottish tour") [questions about: Ford and Dundee, community charge, devolution, health policy] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Mar 29 Tu Speeches, interviews, etc. Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: Malcolm Rifkind speech ("Urban Policy - Scotland") ["there is in place in Scotland a strong array of instruments to pursue urban renewal"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Mar 30 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, Rover, social security, NHS, Budget/economy, industry) [political storm over 'giveaway' sale of Rover] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Mar 31 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) NHS: John O'Sullivan minute for MT ("The Health Review: looking ahead") [halfway stage - state of play; MT not wholly agreeing] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Mar 31 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, Labour Party, MT's Scottish tour, civil service, economy/Budget, NHS) [Prescott challenges for Labour deputy leadership] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) MT: MT to Mr and Mrs Dennison (Clause 27 of the Local Government Bill) ["People are free to live their own lives in private but should not expect to flaunt their lifestyle on the local authority rates to the offence of their fellow citizens"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 6 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, school tragedy, hijack, Turkey visit, court TV) [22 Britons on board hijacked Kuwaiti jet in Iran] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 7 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Opinion polls: CCO Monthly Polling Review (March 1988) [Cons lead over Lab ranging between 5.5 and 14 per cent; polling on the 1988 budget] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 11 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, social security, NHS, hijack, Norman Tebbit/Prince Charles) [hijack gunmen warn government not to send in SAS] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 11 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Education: Terry Perks minute ("Interview for 'Woman' magazine") [questions about education: MT's school experience, parental involvement in children's education, behaviour of children, Education Reform Bill] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 11 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Europe: DTI letter to No.10 ("Single Market Campaign: Lancaster House Conference") [suggests cutting material in MT speech critical of ideas for European Union, for fear of provoking Delors, speaking 10 minutes after her] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 12 Tu Declassified documents Minor Archive (Thatcher MSS) Conservative Party: Hamilton minute for MT ("Lunch for Colleagues") [MT concerns; MT changes to draft seating plans] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 12 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, hijack, social security, economy, domestic politics, industry, Northern Ireland) [hijack continues after gunmen kill second passenger] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 12 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: Bernard Ingham minute ("Scottish Daily Express") [requested questions for MT's interview, on state of the Conservtive party, Scottish economy, community charge, devolution] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 12 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: Bernard Ingham minute for Gray, Addison, Whittingdale ("Scottish Daily Express") [possible areas for questions: state of Conservative party in Scotland, economy, community charge, devolution, health and social policy] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 13 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, hijack, social security, roads, industry, NHS, education, Northern Ireland) [ongoing hostage situation, MT defends social security reforms as bringing greater fairness] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 14 Th Declassified documents Minor Archive (Thatcher MSS) Conservatism: Griffiths note for MT (forwards letter from Cardiff) [MT's revolution "nothing short of an earthly miracle"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 14 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Local government: Hamilton record of conversation (Environment backbench committee) [attitudes towards poll tax] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 14 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, social security, hijack, Mother Teresa, Community Charge, industry) [hopes ebb and flow for hostages] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 14 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: Bernard Ingham minute ("Daily Express - Scotland") [key points: demonstrate interest in Scotland, determination to implement policies and win back support, Scots should stop feeling sorry for themselves] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 15 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, government policies, economy, Labour Party, hijack) [Ridley bought off revolt on poll tax before parliamentary rebellion] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 18 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Community Charge: Charles Powell note to MT (congratulations on defeating Mates Amendment) ["A respectable result, thanks to a strong will"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 18 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, Community Charge, Olympics, social security) [interest in poll tax vote, Tory rebellion] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 19 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, Community Charge, Gulf, Single Market) [poll tax vote and Gulf War share prominence] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 20 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, Community Charge, Ron Brown, the leak, NHS) [trouble expected for poll tax in the Lords] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 21 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, hijack, Labour Party, NHS, Community Charge) [row over Algeria's position on hijackers] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 22 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) MT: Ingham briefing for MT ("Brian Walden - Tuesday") ["he wants to kill stone dead the idea, propagated by her enemies, that she is authoritarian, humourless, without human feelings"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 22 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, hijack, Labour Party, NHS, Community Charge) [row over Algeria's position on hijackers] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 22 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Japan: Charles Powell minute ("Interview with Yiomuri Shimbun") [points to work in: bilateral relations, Japnese economic reforms, Japanese investment and scientific research, problems with the Japense economy] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 23 Sa Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, Community Charge, social security, industry) [expectations of concessions on social security] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 26 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, P&O ferry dispute, NHS, European fighter aircraft, economy, Ron Brown) [looming strike at Dover] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 26 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Welfare: Bernard Ingham minute ("Sir David English") [Daily Mail interview to dicuss reform of the welfare state] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 26 Tu Speeches, interviews, etc. Key Margaret Thatcher Interview with Brian Walden for Sunday Times [full transcript released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 27 We Declassified documents Minor Archive (Thatcher MSS) Conservative Party: Hamilton minute for MT ("Drinks for MPs") [strongly urges her to meet Defence Committee Conservatives, including Michael Mates; MT agrees but only 'Just ...'] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 27 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Conservative Party: Hamilton minute for MT ("Memoirs") [Whitelaw; Tebbit - coming out "for crude commercial reasons" 2-3 days before conference; "certain amount of menace"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 27 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, social security, Community Charge, ferry strike, Ireland) [government set for benefits u-turn] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 28 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, social security, ferry strike, industry) [social security concessions head off Tory revolt] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 28 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Japan: Michael Bates minute ("Interview with NHK Japanese television") [points to work in: UK-Japan relationship, Japense economic reforms, Japanese scientific research, problems with the Japanese economy] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 Apr 29 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, Thames TV programme, Ireland, Ken Livingstone, social security, ferry strike) [row over Thames TV's account of IRA deaths in Gibraltar] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 3 Tu Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, IRA bombings/terrorism, P&O, Ireland, industry, economy) [British police seeking IRA killers in Holland] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 3 Tu Declassified documents Trivial Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: John Whittingdale minute to Lord Goold (Scottish Cup Final) [information on participating teams] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 4 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, terrorism, P&O dispute, community charge/local elections) [attempted bomb attack on German army captain, reactions to IRA] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 4 We Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Cold War: Charles Powell minute ("Visit of the Hungarian Prime Minister") [TV interview, points to get across: memories of Hungary visit, bilateral relations/East-West relations, personal contacts, economic reforms, Grosz's visit] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 5 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, terrorism/broadcasting, P&O dispute, Takeshita's visit) [Howe's intervention over BBC film on IRA deaths in Gibraltar] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 5 Th Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: John Whittingdale minute to MT (Scottish conference speech) [meeting to discuss contributions for the speech] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 6 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Parliament: Wicks minute for MT ("Meeting with the Chief Whip") ["possibilities for nipping in the bud, before they arise, future backbench rebellions"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 6 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Media: Press Digest for MT (Main news, local elections, French hostages, Gibraltar, P&O/unions) [local election boost for Labour, Alliance setback, Tories hang on] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 88 May 6 Fr Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) Scotland: John Whittingdale minute to MT ("Scottish Conference Speech") [Rifkind's recent speeches on Scotland] [released Jul 2018]

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Files are multi-page PDFs from which most of the documents on the site are selected. All of Mrs Thatcher’s official files from No.10 are available in full on this site (paper copies are stored at the National Archives in the series PREM19), as well as most of those of Geoffrey Howe and Nigel Lawson as Chancellor (stored at TNA as series T639 and T640).

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