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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 Nov 30 Fri Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Student Grants") ["Student Grants": Government plan for parental full contribution to tuition fees: Labour expected to table Amendment; Conservative backbench revolt anticipated; options] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 2 Sun Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Student Grants") [Government plan for parental full contribution to tuition fees: "some concession [to backbench & public opposition] now seems inevitable": options] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 2 Sun Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Lawson, Keith Joseph, Tristan Garel Jones) ["Student Grants": Government plan for parental full contribution to tuition fees: options for concession in light of backbench & public opposition] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 3 Mon Education: Peter Rees minute to MT ("Student Grants") [response to MT request to find scope for reducing impact of new scheme] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 3 Mon Education: Andrew Turnbull minute to MT ("Student Grants") [options for covering costs of delaying transition to parental full contribution to tuition fees] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 4 Tue Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Lawson, Whitelaw, Keith Joseph, Rees, Garel Jones) ["Student Grants": Backbenchers pressure on Government to withdraw proposals; discussion of options] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 4 Tue Education: Lord President record of conversation ("Student Grants") [Whitelaw, Keith Joseph, Biffen, Rees, Garel Jones: partial concession on tuition fees; funding of concession in 1985/86; Scotland] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 4 Tue Education: Charles Powell minute to MT ("Whitelaw Meeting") [review of student support: summary of outcomes from Whitelaw/Keith Joseph meeting earlier in the day; TUC meeting with NUM; BT shares] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 4 Tue Education: No.10 briefing for MT ("Student Grants") [need to identify savings, following Government decision to announce concession on tuition fees] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 4 Tue Education: Department of Education record of conversation ("Student Grants") [Keith Joseph, Peter Rees: need to identify savings, following Government decision to announce concession on tuition fees] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 5 Wed Education: Keith Joseph PS letter to No.10 ("Student Awards - Proposed Ministerial Statement") [text, announcing withdrawal of proposal that parents should make a contribution to tuition fees, and compensatory savings made by Government to address the financial shortfall; consultation on radical change to student support system] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 5 Wed Education: No.10 record of conversations (09:00 - Lawson, Keith Joseph, Hancock, Peter Middleton) (11:15 - MT, Lawson, Whitelaw, Keith Joseph, Biffen, Peter Rees, Peter Brooke, Peter Middleton, Bernard Ingham) ["Student Grants": Backbenchers pressure on Government to withdraw proposals; discussion of options] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 21 Fri Education: Keith Joseph minute to MT ("Management of Higher Education") [National Advisory Board plans for local authority higher education & Government grant-aided colleges; Ministerial Guidance for University Grants Committee & universities; Government priorities for higher education; radical alternatives for the planning & control of universities] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 21 Fri Education: Keith Joseph letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer ("Review of Student Support") [MT not satisfied with proposed terms of review] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 28 Fri Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Provision for Students") [savings to be made on restrictions to welfare benefits, balanced against repercussions] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 28 Fri Education: Tim Flesher minute to MT ("School Standards and Spending") [DES statistical bulletin indicates high-spending education authorities do not produce better results; MT agrees to No. 10 asking DES to conduct further research] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 2 Wed Education: No.10 briefing for MT ("Meeting with Sir Keith Joseph") [higher education policy; the "Switch"; science budget; student support; Research Council; teachers' pay, assessment & training; Education block grant; teaching of 'economic facts of life' ] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 3 Thu Education: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Keith Joseph) [industrial action by teachers; in-service training costs; Bill to re-allocate powers between education authorities, parents & teachers; review of student support; academic tenure/compensation for early redundancy; academic terms; funding for engineering & technology studies; Research Council] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 17 Thu Education: Keith Joseph letter to Lord Young ("Provision for Students") [Lord Young's proposed restriction on entitlement to supplementary benefits] [declassified Dec 2014]
85 Jan 23 Wed Education: Keith Joseph letter to Peter Rees ("Review of Student Support") [postgraduate awards; UK-wide joint consultative paper] [declassified Dec 2014]