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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 Dec 12 Fri Public spending: MacGregor PS minute to David Norgrove ("1987 Public Expenditure White Paper") [ministers to be given more time to consider the draft] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Nov 4 Tue Public spending: Lawson PS note to David Norgrove (Autumn Statement) [revised draft] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Nov 3 Mon Public spending: Lawson PS minute to MacGregor PS ("Autumn Statement") [draft oral statement] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 31 Fri Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Draft Report to Cabinet") [virtually impossible position from which the Chamber were asked to start their work] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 23 Thu Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber, Taking Stock") [key outstanding issues] [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 22 Wed Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Overseas Aid (Meeting with Sir Geoffrey Howe at 4pm on Thursday, 23 October") [encourage the group to put counter arguments to Howe] [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 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 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 31 Fri Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to Willie Whitelaw ("Star Chamber: Scotland") [attempt to convince Rifkind he could defend further reductions] [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 29 Wed Public spending: Cabinet Office minute to David Norgrove ("Star Chamber: Latest Position") [near settlement on all programmes except Scotland] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Nov 4 Tue Public spending: Willie Whitelaw minute to MT ("Star Chamber: Report to the Cabinet") [toughest and most unpleasant negotiations he had faced] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Oct 24 Fri Public spending: Willie Whitelaw minute to MT ("Public Expenditure: Star Chamber") [latest in the negotiations] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Jan 9 Fri Public spending: David Norgrove minute to MT ("1987 Public Expenditure White Paper") [announcement of delay of payments of Regional Development Grant] [declassified Jul 2016]
86 Nov 5 Wed Public spending: David Norgrove minute to MT ("Public Expenditure Survey") [heavy burden of the Star Chamber] [declassified Jul 2016]