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1981 Apr 7 - 1981 Dec 14
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/550
Nationalised industries (Prospects for the steel industry; British Steel Corporation (BSC) corporate plan; overlap between BSC and private sector; assistance to private sector steel firms) (Part 10)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 218
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81 Apr 7 Tue Steel: Department of Industry letter to No.10 (closure of Hadfields steel) [MT: "I hope [Hadfields owners] Lonrho will consider higher redundancy pay. Their employees have been very loyal to them"] [declassified 2011]
81 Apr 15 Wed Steel: Department of Industry letter to No.10 (closure of Hadfields steel) [advice on MT's letter of reply to Hadfields' Joint Shop Stewards Committees] [declassified 2011]
81 Apr 23 Thu Steel: Department of Industry letter to No.10 ("Hadfields") [update on Lonhro negotiations with BSC over Hadfields steel] [declassified 2011]
81 Apr 28 Tue Steel: Hadfields' Joint Shop Stewards Committee letter to MT (closure of Hadfields) ["It is the very fact that your decisions, which we respect even though we may disagree with them, are based on misinformation from the B.S.C. that we feel it is imperative that you should meet Hadfields' Conveners"] [declassified 2011]
81 May 1 Fri Steel: Derek Norton, Chairman of Hadfields Ltd., letter to Prior (closure of Hadfields) [redundancy arrangements for Hadfields employees: "terrible bitterness" felt by Hadfields workers] [declassified 2011]
81 May 21 Thu Steel: Tebbit minute to MT ("Round Oak Steel Works Limited") [BSC acquire 50 per cent shareholding in Round Oak Steel Works from Tube Investments] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 11 Thu Steel: President of the European Commission, Gaston Thorn, letter to MT (EC aids to the steel industry) [correspondence between Thorn and Chancellor Schmidt] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 23 Tue Steel: Department of Industry letter to No.10 (EC aids to the steel industry: effect on BSC) ["Without urgent action the BSC MacGregor plan cannot be achieved and substantial losses beyond those envisaged in the plan would be incurred"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 25 Thu Steel: MT letter to President of the European Commission, Gaston Thorn (EC aids to the steel industry) [MT agrees with Schmidt] [declassified 2011]
81 Jul 10 Fri Steel: Joseph minute to MT ("BSC Corporate Plan: July Review") [declassified 2011]
81 Aug 4 Tue Steel: Tebbit minute to MT ("BSC Corporate Plan: July Review") [declassified 2011]
81 Aug 21 Fri Steel: Department of Industry letter to No.10 (press reports on dispute over nomination of ISTC representatives to serve on Board of British Steel Corporation) [declassified 2011]
81 Sep 9 Wed Steel: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Ian MacGregor, BSC Chairman-Tebbit) [BSC's performance, pay negotiations with steel unions, coal industry] [declassified 2011]
81 Dec 11 Fri Steel: Department of Industry letter to No.10 ("Parliamentary Statement on Assistance to Private Sector Steel Firms") [MT: "My worry is that the scheme is too modest"] [declassified 2011]