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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Speech; Trailer
TX Date
14 Jun 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:26:10
Description
Decision Makers - The falling pound, presented by Peter Allen. Why has the pound sterling dropped in value so dramatically, should the government control the fluctuations, is the fall good or bad for the public and industry and what will happen to sterling now? Taking part are former treasury ministers Edward du Cann and Joel Barnett; Professor Brian Griffiths, City University (interviewed by Peter Murphy); Terry Ellis, senior manager of the foreign exchange department of Natwest; Bryan Rigby, CBI. Excerpt of speeches by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Nigel Lawson in the Commons. Engineer Heather Branwell. Reporters Peter Murphy and Bruce Pavey. Three trailers for this programme follow.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Bruce Pavey; Joel Barnett; Peter Allen; Peter Murphy; Edward du Cann; Heather Branwell; Nigel Lawson; Terry Ellis; Brian Griffiths; Bryan Rigby
Keywords
Exports; Economy; CBI; Currency devaluation; Exchange rates; Economic systems; Interest rates; Foreign exchange; Currencies; Financial markets

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