Barry Supple, 3 June 1982
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Inside the Treasury by Joel Barnett.
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Public Expenditure and Social Policy: An Examination of Social Spending and Social Priorities edited by Alan Walker.
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“... to them. It is in these respects that a book like Inside the Treasury scores. Throughout 1974-9 Mr Barnett was Chief Secretary to the Treasury: the Cabinet’s chief hatchet-man. And his book is naturally, and almost exclusively, concerned with the bruising attempts to restrain public expenditure from 1975, which educated the Labour Party at the cost of ...”