Archive

1979 May 30 - 1983 Nov 30
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1005
Economic policy (Restrictive Trade Practices Act 1976: exemption of Stock Exchange)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2013 Aug 1
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 190
Any docs withheld? No

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83 May 6 Fri City: Treasury record of conversation (Chancellor, Trade Secretary, Governor of the Bank of England) [possible abandonment of Stock Exchange RPC case] [declassified 2013]
83 Jun 23 Thu City: Treasury record of conversation (Chancellor, Trade & Industry Secretary, Governor of the Bank of England) [confirms 6 May decision to exempt] [declassified 2013]
83 Jul 12 Tue City: Parkinson minute to MT (“Stock Exchange & Restrictive Practices Court”) [seeks permission to negotiate a settlement] [declassified 2013]
83 Jul 21 Thu Cabinet: Minutes of Full Cabinet - CC(83) 24th (Televising Proceedings of the House of Lords, Foreign Affairs, EC Affairs, EC Budget, Stock Exchange, Economic Outlook and Public Expenditure, Privatisation, Top Salaries Review Body Reports) [declassified 2013]
83 Jul 26 Tue Cabinet: Minutes of Full Cabinet - CC(83) 25th (The Stock Exchange, Defence Suppression Weapon for the RAF) [declassified 2013]
79 May 30 Wed City: Nott to Howe (“Restrictive Trade Practices Act: Stock Exchange”) [rejects exemption of Stock Exchange ‘at this juncture’; MT annotated agreement] [declassified 2013]
79 May 31 Thu City: Treasury to Department of Trade (“Restrictive Trade Practices Act: Stock Exchange”) [Chancellor wants discussion after budget; MT still inclined to agree with Nott] [declassified 2013]
79 Jun 5 Tue City: Department of Trade to Treasury (“Restrictive Trade Practices Act: Stock Exchange”) [sends DoT paper] [declassified 2013]
79 Jun 16 Sat City: Joseph to Nott (“Restrictive Trade Practices Act: Stock Exchange”) [wants to be involved in discussions with Chancellor; doubts case for exemption “at the present time”] [declassified 2013]
79 Jul 31 Tue City: Howe to Nott (“Stock Exchange”) [sees force in argument against exemption; remaining reservations spelled out] [declassified 2013]
79 Aug 21 Tue City: Walker to Nott (Stock Exchange) [present changes carefully “to avoid the accusation from the Opposition that we are only changing the rules because they have succeeded in catching the Stock Exchange”] [declassified 2013]
79 Aug 22 Wed City: Lawson to Nott (Stock Exchange) [notes “you are prepared to consider total exemption … later if it proves that the RTPC … takes an unduly narrow view”] [declassified 2013]
79 Aug 24 Fri City: Lord Chancellor’s Office to Department of Trade (Stock Exchange) [agrees Nott’s proposals; confirms his view that Restrictive Practices Court should be abolished] [declassified 2013]
79 Aug 16 Thu City: Nott to Howe (“Stock Exchange”) [grants his main points; makes detailed proposals] [declassified 2013]
79 Oct 18 Thu City: Department of Trade to No.10 (“Stock Exchange”) [proposed Nott statement embodying compromise; MT comment “a good compromise on practical grounds”] [declassified 2013]
79 Nov 1 Thu City: Department of Trade briefing (“Restrictive Trade Practices Act: Stock Exchange”) [background material for ministers facing questions] [declassified 2013]
79 Nov 8 Thu City: No.10 minute for MT (letter of complaint from Stock Exchange chairman) [MT: “Alas - I shall have to [reply]”] [declassified 2013]
79 Nov 20 Tue City: MT letter to Nicholas Goodison (Stock Exchange chairman) [defends decision not to exempt & points out he WAS consulted] [declassified 2013]
80 Nov 10 Mon City: MT letter to Sir Harold Wilson (Stock Exchange) [defends decision not to exempt; EC would have launched inquiry if RPC case abandoned] [declassified 2013]
83 Jul 15 Fri City: Parkinson minute to MT (“Stock Exchange & Restrictive Practices Court”) [next steps] [declassified 2013]