Archive

1983 Mar 1 - 1984 Feb 28
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1250
Government machinery (Promotion of efficiency and elimination of waste: the Scrutiny Programme) (Part 14)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Jan 3
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 333
Any docs withheld? No

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83 Mar 1 Tue Government machinery: No.10 minute to Younger PS (Policy Statement & Scrutiny Report on Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Schools in Scotland) [clearance of draft Written Answer] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 2 Wed Government machinery: Edwards PS letter to No.10 ("Centrally Co-ordinated Efficiency Exercises 1983: The Scrutiny Programme") [proposal for Welsh Office] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 4 Fri Government machinery: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 ("Rayner Scrutiny of HMI in England and Wales") [revised draft Written Answer] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 11 Fri Government machinery: No.10 minute to MT ("Clive Priestley") [departure as Head of Rayner Unit & choice of successor] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 11 Fri Government machinery: No.10 minute to MT ("Rayner Programme") [MT asked to approve Rayner Unit draft responses to Departments in regard to 1983 programme, including scrutinies in which she will take a special interest] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 24 Thu Government machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer PS letter to No.10 ("Centrally Co-ordinated Efficiency Exercises 1983: the Scrutiny Programme") [Howe concurs with MT request to bring Treasury/CCTA review into scrutiny programme] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 25 Fri Government machinery: Tom King minute to MT ("Centrally Co-ordinated Efficiency Exercises 1983") [Department of Environment proposals] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 31 Thu Government machinery: No.10 minute to MT ("Review of Personnel Work") [MT agrees to request for report's publication with her endorsement, with the caveat that the report's recommendations on poor performance/inefficiency are addressed as a priority] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 18 Mon Government machinery: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 (scrutiny of excessive copying) ["Partly as a result of these findings, we have included in the 1983 programme of efficiency work a review of support services for adminstration"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 18 Mon Government machinery: Baroness Young letter to Whitelaw (Review of Personnel Work) [implementation of review recommendations] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 20 Wed Government machinery: Legal Secretary to the Attorney General letter to Rayner Unit ("Centrally Co-ordinated Efficiency Exercises 1983: the Scrutiny Programme") ["we are not a very suitable candidate for a scrutiny exercise"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 20 Wed Government machinery: Baroness Young letter to Fowler ("Incentives to Improve Efficiency") [pilot schemes] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 22 Fri Government machinery: Rayner Unit minute to No.10 ("The Scrutiny Programme: Forensic Science Service") [findings & recommendations; decisions; Rayner comments; proposed action; MT concerns regarding potential constraint on police powers] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 27 Wed Government machinery: Rayner Unit minute to No.10 ("The Scrutiny Programme: Customs Attendance") [findings & recommendations; Ministers' decisions; Rayner comments; proposed action; publicity] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 May 16 Mon Government machinery: Rayner Unit minute to Cabinet Office ("Rayner Unit and Management Efficiency Group, MPO") ["This minute identifies our current priorities and the work we shall be engaged with in the coming months"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 5 Tue Government machinery: Jenkin minute to MT ("PSA Advisory Board") ["I should be grateful for your agreement for the Board to continue its work"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 7 Thu Government machinery: Lord Gowrie minute to MT ("Personnel Work - MPO's priorities") [publication of interdepartmental review report] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 13 Wed Government machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer letter to Lord Gowrie ("Personnel Work - MPO's priorities") [performance-related pay; unified grading; cost] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 15 Fri Government machinery: No.10 minute to MT (Personnel Work in the Civil Service) [Patrick Jenkin "proposes that we should invite... senior managers from the private sector to look at Civil Service personnel management"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Aug 17 Wed Government machinery: Ian Gow letter to Peter Rees ("Property Repayment Services (PRS)") [interim report of the Inter-Departmental Committee; full report attached] [declassified Jan 2014]