Catalogue description HM Treasury: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson: Private Office Papers: Private Office files (PO-CH/NL prefix)

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Title: HM Treasury: Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nigel Lawson: Private Office Papers: Private Office files (PO-CH/NL prefix)

The core contents of this series contains policy work and high level correspondence at Ministerial level. The series collection documents the time in office of Nigel Lawson as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Nigel Lawson's term as Chancellor of the Exchequer covered from 1983 to 1989 whereas these papers date from 1979 to 1990. The difference in these dates can be explained by the transitional arrangements at the beginning and end of his term in this role; i.e. records from the ongoing business of his predecessor being required for business continuity and the need for certain aspects of his late term work to be concluded.

Date: 1979-1990

The records are arranged in chronological order.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PO-CH/NL prefix
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, 1932-

Physical description: 1380 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

From 2018 Treasury

Custodial history: The records were originally stored in 1 Horse Guards Road, London (the HM Treasury headquarters), until 2014 when they were moved for processing by a private contractor.
Accumulation dates: 1979 to 1989
Selection and destruction information: Records Collection Policy – criteria 3.1.1 The principal policies and actions of the UK central government and English and Welsh Governments; records that illustrate the government role in the management of the UK economy.
Accruals: No further accruals are anticipated
Administrative / biographical background:

The departmental Treasury is responsible for the overall management of the economy. With support from Treasury officials, the Chancellor of the Exchequer advises and implements economic and financial functions in order to aid the running of the United Kingdom.

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