1982 Jul 5 - 1983 Dec 19
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Education (Policy on education expenditure; raising standards in schools) (Part 3)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2013 Aug 1
Classification: Secret
Page count: 348
Any docs withheld? No

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82 Jul 6 Tue Education: No.10 minute to MT ("Guidance to the UGC") ["Keith Joseph's letter to the Chairman of the University Grants Committee setting out the Government's approach on major issues of university policy"] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Jul 6 Tue Education: Baker PS letter to No.10 (Micros for Primary Schools Scheme) [draft message from MT for enclosure in the publicity leaflet] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Aug 5 Thu Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 ("Initial teacher training") ["Under the provisional allocation of places initial teacher training would end at 14 polytechnics and colleges in England. As a result, some of the institutions might well close... Inevitably, there will be considerable publicity"] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Oct 27 Wed Education: Brittan PS letter to Keith Joseph PS (private education) [transcript of Brittan's speech to be given at Carmel college on 28th October] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Nov 3 Wed Education: Keith Joseph letter to No.10 ("Initial teacher training: allocation of places to institutions") ["Parliamentary statement... on the allocation... for 1983, 1984 and 1985"] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 1 Wed Education: Keith Joseph letter to Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Research Councils ("The Science Budget") [reduction in grant & redeployment of funds] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 21 Tue Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 (The Restructuring of the University System: an interim appraisal) ["in response to their reduced level of funding"; report for presentation to Parliament & release to media] [declassified Aug 2013]
82 Dec 21 Tue Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 ("1983-84 Advanced Further Education (AFE) Capped Pool Distribution") [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jan 11 Tue Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT ("Academic tenure") ["proposals for extended probationary periods as well as for the inclusion of provision for redundancy in the contracts of employment of academics holding permanent employment... Government stands ready to facilitate such changes"; MT expresses reservations] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jan 25 Tue Education: No.10 minute to MT ("H Paper: Specific Grant for Education") ["to influence LEA spending at the margin... to ensure... the Government's priorities take precedence"; MT: "We must sort out the rates question first"; Housing & Building Control Bill] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 1 Tue Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT (The restructuring of the university system) [Professor Dorothy Hodgkin's views on numbers in UK higher education comparative to other Western countries] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 10 Thu Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 ("New specific grants for certain education expenditure") [annoucement] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 11 Fri Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("The Financing of Education") ["I believe it is a vital first step in reducing the size of local government expenditure that we should transfer some sizeable slice of the education bill to the Exchequer"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 11 Fri Education: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("The Financing of Education") [scheme to "transfer financial responsibility for teachers' salaries from local to central government" and "require local authorities to reduce their rate calls correspondingly"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 13 Sun Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Keith Joseph, Biffen, Baroness Cox, Parkinson, Waldegrave, Mount) [student loans; polytechnics; education vouchers] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 23 Wed Education: No.10 minute to Gow (computers in schools) [key statistics] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Mar 31 Thu Education: MT letter to Baroness Cox (Polytechnic of North London) [concerns about political activities of student unions; proposed review body for health professionals] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Apr 15 Fri Education: Keith Joseph letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer ("Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC): international subscriptions") ["faced with having to find several £m extra in 1983-84 to meet their unavoidable commitments" on account of exchange rates affecting overseas research funding; MT expresses doubts about merits of funding such research] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 6 Wed Education: Keith Joseph letter to Rees ("Public Expenditure Survey 1983") ["substantial additional bids... necessary to sustain the policies in our Manifesto"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 13 Wed Education: Keith Joseph letter to Whitelaw ("Education Support Grants") ["specific grants... in support of particular items of expenditure... Bill... drafting is well advanced... introduction as soon as Parliament reassembles... local authority associations... opposed in principle.. [but have] discussed... in a constructive way... two matters remain to be settled... the proportion of expenditure to be eligible for the new grants and the rate of grant itself"] [declassified Aug 2013]