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

PREM19/1012
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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Datesort descending Value Title
83 Jul 20 Wed Education: Department of Education & Science press release ("Education Secretary comments on HMI report") [quotes & copy of report] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Jul 28 Thu Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to Flesher ("University funding") [proposal for Exchquer to match-fund money raised from private sources] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Aug 3 Wed Education: Edwards letter to No.10 ("Report by HMI on the effects of local authority expenditure on Education in Wales") [notification of imminent publication; "managing the changes and demand pattern which have arisen in recent years against a background of restraint in public expenditure"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 1 Thu Education: Keith Joseph letter to Chairman of the University Grants Committee ("Development of a Strategy for Higher Education") ["will require continuing dialogue... Government's intention to reduce the share of GDP devoted to public expenditure... You recognise that fundamental changes need to be considered"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 5 Mon Education: Rees letter to Keith Joseph ("Public Expenditure Survey 1983 - bilaterals") ["Once we have identified the essential increases, I believe our main task must be to examine the scope for possible savings"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 21 Wed Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT ("Raising standards in schools") [claims that required £50m in savings cannot be met if altered pay structure for teachers and changes to their conditions of service are to be implemented] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Sep 30 Fri Education: Rees letter to Keith Joseph (Public Expenditure Survey: education) [outline of agreement reached between Treasury and DES; issues outstanding; record of Rees/Joseph conversation] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 3 Mon Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Keith Joseph) [MT disparages proposed system of assessment of teachers' performances; public expenditure on higher education] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 5 Wed Education: Rees minute to MT ("Raising standards in schools") [Keith Joseph proposal/bid "poses serious difficulties... I frankly doubt whether we could really trust the employers to make candid assessments of the performance of their staff and back their judgement in public by pay differentials and disciplinary decisions"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 5 Wed Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 (comparative costs of activities in education) [data requested for MT speech] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 6 Thu Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to Butler ("Education: unit costs") [DES figures "misleadingly low"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 7 Fri Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to Turnbull ("Raising standards in schools") [proposed draft MT reply to Keith Joseph proposal: "very sceptical about the proposal which amounts to giving people more for doing competently what they are paid to do anyway"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 12 Wed Education: No.10 minute to MT (Public Expenditure Survey: education) [difficulty arising from Keith Joseph's circulation to Cabinet colleagues of his correspondence with Rees] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 14 Fri Education: Treasury briefing for MT ("PES: education. Prime Minister's meeting on 17 October") ["a note summarising the state of play on education and the main arguments on each side"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 14 Fri Education: No.10 Policy Unit briefing for MT ("Public Expenditure Survey: education and science") ["Sir Keith may be willing to give way considerably on the long-term savings, and... the Chief Secretary may be willing to concede the necessity for some amount of additional expenditure in the short term"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 14 Fri Education: No.10 briefing for MT (Public Expenditure Survey: education and science) [handwritten cover note summarising briefing] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 17 Mon Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Keith Joseph, Peter Rees) [Public Expenditure Survey: education] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 17 Mon Education: Keith Joseph PS briefing for MT ("1983 Survey") [Public Expenditure Survey: education] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 21 Fri Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 ("Public Expenditure Survey: education") ["you identify a number of issues on which the Prime Minister asked for more information": local authority capital expenditure; university capital expenditure; university student/staff ratios; number of teachers] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 24 Mon Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to Turnbull ("Public Expenditure Survey: education") ["Several points of interest emerge from the DES minute of 21 October": local authority capital expenditure; university capital expenditure; university staff/student ratios; number of teachers] [declassified Aug 2013]