A letter from Jimmy Savile to Margaret Thatcher - which is thought to be the beginning of a close relationship - has been released to the public for the first time. 

Part of a Savile file has been released under the 30-year rule by the National Archives at Kew, the letter reads: "I waited a week before writing to thank you for my lunch invitation because I had such a superb time I didn't want to be too effusive. My girl patients pretended to be madly jealous and wanted to know what you wore and what you ate. All the paralysed lads called me "Sir James" all week. They all love you. Me too!!" according to a picture of the letter obtained by The Daily Mail. Disturbingly, some interchanges between the two have been censored or deleted eight days after claims that he had sexually abused people surfaced in an ITV documentary.

There is no record of a reply from Thatcher, apart from a memo to her from her personal secretary. In the message dated March 9, 1981, after the DJ had lunch with Mrs Thatcher at Chequers, Caroline Stephens wrote: 'Can you kindly let me know if you made any promises to Jimmy Savile when he lunched with you yesterday, for instance: '(i) Did you offer him any money for Stoke Mandeville? '(ii) Did you tell him that you would appear on Jim'll Fix It?' In felt pen, Mrs Thatcher replies to the first saying: 'Will tell you in detail. MT.' To the second, she simply writes: 'No.'