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Cabinet reshuffle and poll tax debate

Title
Cabinet reshuffle and poll tax debate
Genre
News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
26 Jul 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:04:05
Description
Peter Spencer reports from Westminster following a Government Cabinet reshuffle. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher insists the changes don’t signal an alteration in government policy. Includes parliamentary debate on the poll tax (community charge) with speeches by Margaret Thatcher; Chris Patten, new Environment Secretary; Rhodes Boyson; Jack Cunningham, shadow Environment Secretary.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Peter Spencer; Rhodes Boyson; Chris Patten; Jack Cunningham
Keywords
Politics; Government; Conservative Party; Political parties; Environment; Community charge; Local taxation; Cabinet ministers

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