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Party Chairman Lord Thorneycroft's correspondence, papers and internal memoranda, primarily concerning the Party's Mid-Term Report, Mar-Sep 1981

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[The Mid-Term Report was intended to be a summary of each Government department's principal achievements since 3rd May 1979, and was due to be published in time for the annual Party Conference in October 1981, edited by Norman Fowler. It was subsequently agreed to delay publication until March 1982, in time for the Local Elections]

Correspondents include:-

  1. Brittan, Leon, Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1981-1983)
  2. Britto, Keith, Conservative Research Department
  3. Gow, Ian, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher
  4. Howarth, Alan, Director, Conservative Research Department(1979-1981)
  5. Howe, Sir Geoffrey, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979-1983)
  6. Nicholson, David, Conservative Research Department
  7. Thatcher, Margaret, Prime Minister (1979-1990)


  1. Photocopy of article from The Spectator dated 07/03/1981 entitled 'Born again social democrats' by John Horam
  2. 'Draft Notes for a "Strategy Paper" by Lord Thorneycroft', [2nd draft], 04/06/1983 [Author: PT/CAW]
  3. 'Mid-Term Document', ND [Author not given, probably Alan Howarth]
  4. 'The Fight for Recovery' – first draft of the Mid-Term Report, by Norman Fowler, with accompanying letter to Lord Thorneycroft, 04/09/1981
  5. Comments of Treasury Ministers and Special Advisers on Norman Fowler's Mid-Term Report, provided by Geoffrey Howe, 18/09/1981


  • Creation: Mar-Sep 1981


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

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