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1970-75: Cabinet rank Chronology

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Date Type Value Author/Source Title
70 Jun 19 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] MT given her first Cabinet post (Secretary of State for Education and Science)
70 Jun 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Circular 10/70, withdrawing compulsion to go comprehensive
70 Jul 20 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Death of Iain Macleod; Barber became Chancellor
70 Oct 27 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Budget
70 Oct 29 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] EC entry talks began
71 Feb 4 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Rolls-Royce nationalisation announced
71 May 20 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Heath-Pompidou summit in Paris removed final obstacles to EC entry
71 Aug 9 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Northern Ireland: internment introduced
72 Jan 9 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Miners' strike began
72 Jan 12 We Info Only Major [Chronology] MT and senior officials met Heath at Chequers; reinforced her authority
72 Jan 20 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Unemployment passed 1m
72 Jan 30 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] "Bloody Sunday": British troops killed 13 in Londonderry
72 Feb 10 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Saltley Coke depot closed by pickets
72 Feb 19 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Heath conceded miners' demands
72 Mar 21 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget: full scale reflation
72 Mar 22 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Industry White Paper, basis of 1972 Industry Act
72 Mar 24 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Northern Ireland: Stormont suspended; direct rule began
72 Jun 23 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Sterling floated: left European `snake' and unpegged from dollar
72 Jul 21 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Five dockers jailed in Pentonville (decision reversed 26 Jly)
72 Aug 8 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] Ugandan Asians expelled by Idi Amin
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