Thatcher papers 'will not be sold for profit'

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Baronness Thatcher, deeply dismayed at the Government's handling of the Churchill papers' sale, has resolved that her own private papers should not be sold for profit, a close friend said last night, writes Donald Macintyre.

Lady Thatcher is said to take the view that the papers would be of limited value compared with those of Churchill, one of her political heroes. But she wants them used for scholarship and research. One possibility would be to give them to a musem or library.

The move follows speculation over whether her son, Mark, might profit from the papers.

The friend said last night that while a gift or bequest to one of her children