Archive

1988 Apr 5 - 1988 Jul 29
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/2303
Local Government (Relations with central government, organisation & finance) (Part 35)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Jul 21
Classification: Secret
Page count: 390
Any docs withheld? No

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88 Apr 11 Mon Local Government: Luce letter to Ridley ("Local government finance: fees and charges") [delay in legislating posing risk of librarian revolt] [declassified July 2016]
88 Apr 12 Tue Local Government: Major letter to Rifkind ("Local government capital spending: consultation paper") [Scotland] [declassified July 2016]
88 Apr 14 Thu Local Government: Ridley letter to Major ("Overseer Scheme") ["my reactions to the correspondence which has taken place and... the issues which I think we need to address at the [Committee] meeting"] [declassified July 2016]
88 Apr 14 Thu Local Government: Ridley letter to Hurd ("1989/90 RSG Settlement: operation of the expenditure working groups") [identifying scope for savings] [declassified July 2016]
88 Apr 15 Fri Local Government: Ridley minute to MT ("Regulating local authority involvement in companies") ["proposals designed to prevent local authorities from using their involvement in companies... to circumvent... financial and property controls"] [declassified July 2016]
88 Apr 19 Tue Local Government: Ridley letter to Wakeham ("New burdens on local government") [enclosure & analysis of "the latest list of Central Government initiatives, having financial and manpower implications for local government"] [declassified July 2016]
88 Apr 19 Tue Local Government: No.10 minute to MT ("Local Government Finance Bill: Lords amendments") ["You may be interested to see the attached note from the Public Bill Office on the admissability of amendments in the Lords"] [declassified July 2016]
88 Apr 21 Thu Local Government: Ridley letter to Major (local authority capital controls) [follow-up to statement in Parliament on 9th March outlining changes to rules] [declassified July 2016]
88 May 13 Fri Local Government: Ridley minute to MT ("Regulating local authority involvement in companies") [response to concerns raised by MT and colleagues] [declassified July 2016]
88 May 19 Thu Local Government: Channon letter to Wakeham ("Privatisation of local authority bus companies") ["writing to you to set out the situation"] [declassified July 2016]
88 May 23 Mon Local Government: Hurd minute to MT ("Brent: Grant under Section 11 of Local Government Act 1966") ["Our supporters in Brent are naturally worried about the scheme, given the history a couple of years ago"] [declassified July 2016]
88 May 24 Tue Local Government: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Hurd) ["Brent: Grant under Section 11 of Local Government Act 1966"] [declassified July 2016]
88 Jun 6 Mon Local Government: Channon letter to Ridley ("PTAs under the new local government finance regime") ["consultation paper... as you requested... [highlighted] option of secession for districts which considered that their PTAs were overspending... most of the replies... have been hostile to the proposal"] [declassified July 2016]
88 Jun 9 Thu Local Government: Ridley minute to MT ("Local authority capital expenditure and finance") [draft consultation] [declassified July 2016]
88 Jun 14 Tue Local Government: Ridley minute to MT ("The prescribed proportion of capital receipts") ["a note on the extent to which local authorities should be allowed to spend capital receipts in full within the financial year in which they are received" (controlling public expenditure) ] [declassified July 2016]
88 Jun 23 Thu Local Government: No.10 minute to MT ("Local authority capital: consultation document") [Ridley/Major dispute about "risk of a surge of... spending on repairs and maintenance prior to the introduction of the new capital regime in 1990"] [declassified July 2016]
88 Jun 29 Wed Local Government: Ridley minute to MT ("Circulars to Local Authorities") [report on the 9th year of exercise to reduce number of circulars] [declassified July 2016]
88 Jul 1 Fri Local Government: No.10 briefing for MT ("1989-90 RSG Settlement") [key issues; MT annotates her key concerns in advance of meeting] [declassified July 2016]
88 Jul 4 Mon Community Charge: No.10 record of conversation (MT - Ridley, Lawson, Major, Wakeham, Parkinson; officials) ["1989-90 RSG Settlement" - agreed loophole requires early action to close, subject to legal advice] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Jul 4 Mon Local Government: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Lawson, Ridley, Wakeham, Parkinson, Major) ["1989-90 RSG Settlement"] [declassified July 2016]