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Foreign and Commonwealth Office files, Western European Department

Italy: HMA Ambassdor to Italy despatch (“Italy: Annual Review for 1979”) [“A year of makeshift government … the prospects are uneasy”] [declassified Dec 2010]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: FCO33/4453 f5
Editorial comments:

This item consists of a full file. A copy of the despatch can be found on PREM19/1818, apparently unread by MT. The document is unmarked apart from a single cross in the margin next to the comment on p7 that the Italians were very pleased that MT had agreed to promote her contacts at the top level to twice a year. Michael Alexander, her Private Secretary for Foreign Affairs, submitted the document to her and is probably the source of the annotation.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 29pp
Themes: Agriculture, Trade, Foreign policy (general discussions), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), European Union (general), European Union Budget, British relations with Italy