D709 3/16/1/21 - File: `Banking JMB' - Oct 1984-Mar 1986

File of papers concerning the debate over banking supervision following the collapse of London bullion bank Johnson Matthey Bankers Ltd including:

Summary:

File of papers concerning the debate over banking supervision following the collapse of London bullion bank Johnson Matthey Bankers Ltd including:

  • Correspondence between David Owen and Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson , Oct-Nov 1984, and between David Owen and the Governor of the Bank of EnglandRobin Leigh-Pemberton concerning the Bank of England's decision to rescue Johnson Matthey Bankers from collapse, Nov 1984-Aug 1985
  • Copy letters from David Owen to Margaret Thatcher urging her to set up a Public Tribunal of Inquiry to investigate Johnson Matthey Bankers' gold bullion operation, Feb Mar 1986; Margaret Thatcher's letter of reply, 4 Mar 1986, and David Owen's press statement commenting on her reply; copy of David Owen's motion calling for debate on the JMB. gold transaction and refusal of the Prime Minister to establish a Public Tribunal of Inquiry
  • Letter from David Walker of JMB to David Owen concerning statements made by David Owen about the the firm 28 Feb 1986
  • Hansard¬†extracts, news articles, briefing notes and press statements concerning the affair.
Date:Oct 1984-Mar 1986
Reference Number:D709 3/16/1/21