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1986 Oct 1 - 1987 Jan 16
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/2103
Economic Policy (Public spending) (Part 36)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Jul 21
Classification: Secret
Page count: 268
Any docs withheld? No

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86 Sep 29 Mon Public spending: Chief Secretary PS record of conversation (MacGregor-Ridley) [water, PSA, housing] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 1 Wed Public spending: David Norgrove minute to Robert Armstrong ("Star Chamber") [proposed membership] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 1 Wed Public spending: David Norgrove minute to MT ("Public Expenditure As a Proportion of GDP") [our record is not good] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 1 Wed Public spending: Robert Armstrong minute to MT ("Cabinet: Public Expenditure") [sticking to policy of strict spending control] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 2 Thu Public spending: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Whitelaw-MacGregor-Griffiths) [right to put a large share of blame on local authority mismanagement] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 7 Tue Public spending: Lawson PS minute to David Norgrove ("Autumn Statement: Additional Briefing") [growth in planned spending, spending trends] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 8 Wed Public spending: David Norgrove minute to Edwards PS ("Star Chamber") [Welsh programme not yet settled] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 10 Fri Public spending: Lawson PS minute to David Norgrove (Economic Assumptions) [unemployment, average earnings, GDP deflator, RPI] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 10 Fri Public spending: David Norgrove note to MT (Star Chamber) [Treasury's marching orders] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 11 Sat Public spending: Lawson PS minute to David Norgrove (Autumn Statement) [publication of printed statement] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 13 Mon Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Arts and Libraries") [British Library, grant in aid, museums] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 13 Mon Public spending: John MacGregor minute to Kenneth Baker ("1986 Public Expenditure Survey") [university pay, city technical colleges] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 14 Tue Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Scottish Block") [Rifkind still bidding for very large amounts] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 14 Tue Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Defence Programme") [avoid getting drawn into detailed issues] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 15 Wed Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Electricity (England and Wales) (ESI)") [still no agreed position paper] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 16 Thu Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Taking Stock") [the task is not "absolutely hopeless"] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 17 Fri Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to David Norgrove ("Star Chamber: Current Position") [resistance has been the stiffest Whitelaw has known] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 20 Mon Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Social Security (Meeting with Mr Fowler at 9.30 AM on Tuesday, 21 October") [savings options] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 21 Tue Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Meeting with the Prime Minister") [group is in an "exceptionally difficult position"] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 21 Tue Public spending: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Whitelaw-Lawson-MacGregor-Armstrong) [Scotland, social security, health, overseas aid, electricity] [declassified Jul 2016]