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MT Engagement Diary

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Document kind:Engagement Diary
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Source:THCR 6/1/2/1
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Editorial comments:Taken from a typed version of the appointment diary prepared in the Garden Room at some point following MT’s resignation. The original remained in the custody of the Cabinet Office. The text differs in places from a second MS text of the diary at THCR 6/1/1/30, which probably derived from MT’s office at the House of Commons: elements from that second document have been added to this online version where they add material of substance (and explicitly noted as such).
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Thursday 24 May 1979

0830   Hair appointment - Flood Street
0915   Left Flood Street for No. 10
1000   Photograph with the Chief Whip [Michael Jopling] and Whips
1015   Official Cabinet photograph
1030   Cabinet meeting [Willie Whitelaw, Lord Hailsham, Lord Carrington, Sir Geoffrey Howe, Sir Keith Joseph,
              Francis Pym, Lord Soames, Jim Prior, Sir Ian Gilmour, Peter Walker, Michael Heseltine, George Younger,
              Nicholas Edwards, Humphrey Atkins, Patrick Jenkin, Norman St John-Stevas, John Nott, David Howell, Mark
              Carlisle, John Biffen, Angus Maude, Norman Fowler, Michael Jopling, Sir John Hunt]
- No. 10
1300   Lunch in study
              Questions briefing
1515   Questions
1615   Sir John Hunt and Douglas Smith to discuss devolution - No. 10
1700   Restricted Meeting - No. 10
1815   Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir Geoffrey Howe] - No. 10
1930   Carol Thatcher’s farewell dinner - H/C
2100   Two-line whip

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