1987 Sep 23 - 1987 Nov 10
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Regional Policy (Inner Cities Initiative: action following report by Eric Sorensen; Ministerial and departmental responsibility for coordination and presentation of policy towards inner cities; Kenneth Clarke, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to assume coordination responsibility; designation of further Urban Development Corporations (UDCs)) (Part 11)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Jul 21
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 306
Any docs withheld? 3

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87 Nov 17 Tue Regional Policy: No.10 minute to MT ("Inner cities") ["Your Chairmanship of EUP, and the breakfast meetings... are key elements here. But I do not believe that you can carry the load by yourself... I share Mr Wilson's doubts about the Ridley/Young proposal, and... There could hardly be a place for Mr Clarke in this machinery... [Ridley's] relations with Mr. Clarke are not good"] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 20 Fri Regional Policy: Fowler minute to MT ("Mini UDCs") [Urban Development Corporations: Fowler's perspective on the Ridley proposals] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 25 Wed Regional Policy: No.10 briefing for MT ("Ministerial responsibilities for the inner cities") [Ridley unhappy about the perception that Clarke will be taking over responsibility] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 26 Thu Regional Policy: No.10 letter to Ridley PS ("Inner cities") [Cabinet Office paper for MT meeting: geographical areas where government work should be intensified] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 26 Thu Regional Policy: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Ridley) [inner cities: "his dissatisfaction about the proposal that Mr Clarke should take over responsibility"] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 27 Fri Regional Policy: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Visit to Middlesbrough") ["a particularly depressing community, where the problems of demotivation... and... lack of... leadership make it difficult to see self-ignition occurring rapidly"] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 27 Fri Regional Policy: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Inner Cities meeting: 30 November") ["We are in danger of losing sight of our basic philosophy - that local leadership is the key source of initiative"] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 27 Fri Regional Policy: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Inner cities") [key points] [declassified Jul 2016]
87 Nov 30 Mon Regional Policy: Clarke minute to MT ("Inner cities") ["we are not making full use of... private companies... What is needed is a central contact point"] [declassified Jul 2016]