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Incoming brief: Cabinet Secretary’s incoming brief for new PM (Energy, EC, East/West, etc) [master copy of whole briefing set][declassified 2009]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/41
Editorial comments:

This will have been among the first documents MT read as Prime Minister. This is a master copy, separately filed, unannotated: the individual components, once annotated, were broken up and placed in the relevant subject file and are also present on this site. A further copy of many of the briefs, on carbon paper, can be found in PREM19/1107.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 52pp
Themes: Energy, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Commonwealth (Rhodesia-Zimbabwe), European Union (general), Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Northern Ireland, Executive