• Short Summary

    TODAY (FRIDAY) MARKS MR. WILSON'S FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE AS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER. IT WAS?

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    SV.WILSON AT DESK
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    CU.WILSON ???
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    LV.WILSON REACHES FOR BOOK AND OPENS IT
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    SV.WILSON AT DESK
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    CU.WILSON
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    6.
    SV.WILSON LIGHTS PIPE (2 SHOTS)
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TODAY (FRIDAY) MARKS MR. WILSON'S FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE AS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER. IT WAS LAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON WHEN HE FIRST ENTERED 10 DOWNING STREET AS PRIME MINISTER, ASSURED OF A MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    IN SPITE OF THE NARROW MAJORITY OF THE LABOUR PARTY -- ONLY FOUR -- MR. WILSON HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE WILL GO AHEAD WITH LABOUR'S PROPOSALS. THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL OF THESE IS THE RE-NATIONALISATION OF STEEL AND STATE CONTROL OF URBAN LAND.

    THE MOMENT MR. WILSON ARRIVED IN DOWNING STREET HE IMMEDIATELY ORDERED A DETAILED APPRAISAL OF THE NATION'S ECONOMIC POSITION. HIS FIRST MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENTS INCLUDED THE FINANCE MINISTER AND A FEW APPOINTMENT -- A MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC PLANNING. HE HAS HELD TWO CABINET MEETINGS AND IS GOING TO SPEAK TO THE NATION ON MONDAY WHEN HE IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE HIS FINDINGS ON THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC POSITION AND WHAT MEASURES HE THINKS NECESSARY TO SOLVE THE TRADE GAP -- GBP111 MILLION LAST MONTH.

    HIS PROPOSALS COULD MEAN AN AUTUMN BUDGET TO PROVIDE EXPORT INCENTIVES AND IMPOSE SOME IMPORT CONTROLS.

    TO REDRESS THE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, THE GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO RELY ON SHORT-TERM LOANS FROM INTERNATIONAL SOURCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABT14QU9IPYK6RGAAYEE6WIO2T
    Media URN:
    VLVABT14QU9IPYK6RGAAYEE6WIO2T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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