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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1253
Government machinery (Organisation of Treasury and Cabinet Office; Management and Personnel Office (MPO); future of Efficiency Unit; abolition of Central Policy Review Staff (CPRS)) (Part 6)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Jan 3
Classification: Secret
Page count: 342
Any docs withheld? No

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82 Dec 2 Thu Government machinery: MT letter to Baroness Young (Management and Peresonnel Office: 1st anniversary) ["I greatly enjoyed meeting... staff... at the party"] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 2 Thu Government machinery: No.10 minute to Cabinet Office (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [press notice; MT letter to Rayner; announcement] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 3 Fri Government machinery: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [draft press notice & notes for editors] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 6 Mon Government machinery: Robin Butler minute to MT (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [timing of announcement; press notice & notes for editors] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 7 Tue Government machinery: No.10 minute to Cabinet Office (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [press notice & notes for editors] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 7 Tue Government machinery: No.10 minute to Cabinet Office (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [letter & documents from Lord Rayner; MT notice to Ministers; press notice & notes for editors] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 8 Wed Government machinery: MT letter to Lord Rayner (resignation as Head of Rayner Unit) ["delighted and grateful that you will continue to make yourself available to advise us"] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 8 Wed Government machinery: No.10 minute to Cabinet Office (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [correction to notes for editors] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 8 Wed Government machinery: Robin Butler minute to Bernard Ingham (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [press notice & notes for editors] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 8 Wed Government machinery: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 (resignation of Lord Rayner as Head of Rayner Unit) [press notice & notes for editors] [declassified Jan 2014]
82 Dec 9 Thu Government machinery: MT minute to Ministers in Charge of Departments (Rayner Unit) [Rayner resignation & future role; future leadership of Unit] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Mar 4 Fri Government machinery: Robin Butler minute to MT ("MPO and all that") [future of MPO/Rayner Unit post-General Election; Baroness Young grievance] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 11 Mon Government machinery: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Rayner) [future leadership of Rayner Unit] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Apr 22 Fri Government machinery: Baroness Young PS letter to No.10 ("MPO's Operating Plan for 1983-84") [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jun 6 Mon Government machinery: Robin Butler minute to Tim Flesher (The Prime Minister's Office) [briefing note for new Government] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jun 7 Tue Government machinery: Rayner Unit minute to No.10 ("Leadership of the Rayner Unit") [Rayner & Priestley departures/successions] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jun 10 Fri Government machinery: Lord Rayner minute to MT ("The Quality of Government") ["the drive should be led from your office... [via a] management unit acting with your authority... located near you"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jun 10 Fri Government machinery: Cabinet Office minute to MT ("Machinery of Government at the Centre") [CPRS; MPO; Rayner Unit] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jun 13 Mon Government machinery: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Armstrong) [CPRS; MPO; Rayner Unit] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 5 Tue Government machinery: Chairman of IC letter to MT (Sir Robin Ibbs) [proposed trial period combining ICI employment with Efficiency Adviser role for MT] [declassified Jan 2014]