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1984 Jan 3 - 1985 Feb 28
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1469
Education (General policy on education and education expenditure: White Paper on Schools) (Part 4)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 327
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84 Jan 3 Tue Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Private money and School Closures") [MT critical of Oliver Letwin paper "suggesting a new way of increasing the number of independent schools and of reducing the opposition to school closures"] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jan 27 Fri Education: Andrew Turnbull minute to MT (schools: private money and parental choice) [Policy Unit paper presenting options for DES] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 21 Tue Education: John Moore PS letter to No.10 ("PAC Ninth Report - Hamilton College") [criticism of Scottish Education Department for failing to follow procedures in the sale of the College] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 23 Thu Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT (Government spending on Universities) [apology to MT for wording of letter drafted for her signature, during the election to the AUT, and subsequently quoted against her] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 8 Thu Education: Keith Joseph letter to Biffen ("Education (Grants and Awards Bill)") [Bill to come back to Commons in order to delete clause inserted by Opposition blocking use of education support grants, paid to local authorities, to support expenditure in grammar schools] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 12 Mon Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT ("Tenure in the Universities") [conclusions & recommendations; background paper] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 15 Thu Education: Keith Joseph letter to Peter Rees ("Efficiency Study in the Universities") [funding, membership & remit] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 15 Thu Education: Keith Joseph letter to Peter Rees ("The Audit Commission - Value for Money") [liaison between Commission and Her Majesty's Inspectorate; local authority deployment of resources] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 16 Fri Education: David Barclay minute to MT ("Academic Tenure") [MT's approval requested for Keith Joseph to proceed with his proposals to phase out tenure in respect to new contracts only] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 20 Tue Education: David Barclay minute to MT ("H Committee") [private rented sector; Crombie Code; commerical activities in further education establishments] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 5 Thu Education: David Barclay minute to MT ("H Committee") [fluoridation; NHS recruitment advertising; parental influence over schools; Education support grants] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 12 Thu Education: Keith Joseph letter to Jim Prior ("Tenure in the Universities") [legislation to revise of terms of academics' employment: line to take on new or amended charters or statutes in light of planned merger of the New University of Ulster and Ulster Polytechnic; Whitelaw concerns about legislative schedule] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 May 9 Wed Education: Keith Joseph letter to Lord Flowers ("Tenure") [proposed revision of terms of academics' employment, to allow for dismissal for reasons of redundancy or financial exigency] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 May 17 Thu Education: Keith Joseph letter to Peter Rees ("VAT on Building Alterations: Effects on Education and Science") [additional costs for public sector due to widening of VAT base "not possible for the education programme"; inclusion of voluntary schools, universities & research councils in section 20 of VAT Act 1983 enabling refund of VAT] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 May 29 Tue Education: Keith Joseph letter to Lord Hailsham ("Tenure in the Universities") [outline of principles & aims underlying proposed legislation to weaken academic tenure] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jun 4 Mon Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to David Barclay ("HMI Report on Expenditure and Provision") [summary of, and comment on, findings from latest report - strongly critical of schools' management of resources; lines to take] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jun 6 Wed Education: Keith Joseph letter to Patrick Jenkin ("Survey of Shared and Extended Use of Schools") [main findings from survey results; PQ; follow-up] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jul 12 Thu Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 ("Future Demand for Higher Education") [publication of revised projections] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jul 24 Tue Education: Keith Joseph letter to Willie Whitelaw ("Tenure in the Universities") [statement to Parliament on Government's intention to enforce change through legislation] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Nov 23 Fri Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to Andrew Turnbull ("Higher Education: Switch to Engineering and Technology") [case for funding being found from Departmental budgets & private funding rather than Treasury contingency reserves] [declassified Dec 2014]