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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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83 Dec 16 Fri Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT ("Local authority higher education") [statement to House on reformative measures] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 11 Fri Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Keith Joseph, Lord Cockfield, Rees) ["Universities' current expenditure"; deal struck with Treasury to enable savings; MT irate at not being properly briefed for meeting] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 9 Wed Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT ("Public expenditure: universities") [argument against further savings] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 9 Wed Education: Department of Educaton briefing for MT ("Public expenditure: universities") [scope for savings; MT castigates "disgracefully inadequate" briefing] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 4 Fri Education: Chancellor of the Exchequer PS letter to No.10 ("Student grants") ["possible alternative packages": options] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 4 Fri Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Student Awards - alternative packages") [alternatives to Keith Joseph proposal] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 4 Fri Education: No.10 minute to MT (Public expenditure: universities) ["whether to endorse the proposed £50 million cut... in 1986/87 which the MISC 99 group is recommending"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 3 Thu Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to Turnbull ("Public expenditure survey: university current expenditure") [proposed compromise between MISC 99 recommended £50 million cut and Keith Joseph's resistance to it] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 2 Wed Education: No.10 minute to MT (MISC 99) [current status of Keith Joseph negotiations on education budgets] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 2 Wed Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Keith Joseph) ["Public expenditure survey - education"] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Nov 1 Tue Education: Keith Joseph letter to Whitelaw ("MISC 99: Education and Science") [university current expenditure & proposed cuts; student grants] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 28 Fri Education: Keith Joseph letter to Whitelaw (MISC 99: Education and Science) [student grants] [declassified Aug 2013]
83 Oct 25 Tue Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT ("Raising standards in schools") ["We all I think agree that pruning weak heads and teachers, more rigorous selection and training... and more effective management... are essential... The Chief Secretary recognises... the help a revised structure of pay and conditions of service would give towards this end"; MT "endorses... objective... [but] feels it would be wrong to pay teachers more for what they should be doing anyway"] [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]
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 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 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 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]