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Text 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) MT Engagement Diary
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) G7: No.10 minute to Head of the Economic Summit Coordination Unit ("Summit: British Delegation Passes") [London Economic Summit: staff passes] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) G7: No.10 minute to Head of the Economic Summit Coordination Unit ("London Summit: Environment") ["to ensure that central London will be looking at its best"] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: No.10 minute to Head of the Economic Summit Coordination Unit ("London Economic Summit") ["arrangements for briefing the press after the Heads of Delegations' first morning meeting on Friday, 8 June"; MT note] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) G7: No.10 minute (internal): Coles to Taylor (London Economic Summit) [separate Dinner for Private Secretaries] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: No.10 minute to Cabinet Office ("Economic Summit: Prime Minister's dinner on 7 June") [Beating of the Retreat ceremony] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) G7: Head of the Economic Summit Coordination Unit minute to No.10 ("London Economic Summit") [UK delegation: list of names] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Legal Procedure: Ridley minute to MT ("Laker") [recent developments & proposed lines to take for meeting with Reagan] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Australia: Howe PS minute to John Coles ("Mr Malcolm Fraser") [comments on approach to economic summit] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) National Health: Nicholas Edwards minute to MT ("Implementation of the NHS Management Inquiry in Wales") [announcement; appointment of Director of NHS in Wales] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Posts and telecommunications: David Barclay minute to MT ("Post Office Dispute") [suspension of monopoly in relation to European Election cards & Portsmouth by-election] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Economic Policy: Lord Gowrie minute to MT ("Early Retirement: Armed Forces Model") [possible relevance to Civil Service] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Education: No.10 Policy Unit minute to David Barclay ("HMI Report on Expenditure and Provision") [summary of, and comment on, findings from latest report - strongly critical of schools' management of resources; lines to take] [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Japan: Ambassador Hirahara of Japan letter to MT (gift of 'Encyclopedia of Japan' to MT) [declassified Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Afghanistan: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Afghanistan: Soviet Prisoners") [applications for political asylum: "we shall need to be very careful generally in answering questions about the extent of the Government's involvement and the political implications"] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Afghanistan: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Afghanistan: Soviet Prisoners") [applications for political asylum: flight & sponsorship arrangements; media coverage; line to take with Soviet authorities] [released Jul 2018]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) European elections: Keith Britto letter to Stephen Sherbourne (“Second State of Battle Survey”) [“marked increase in the determination of Labour voters to vote”] [released 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Minor Archive (TNA) Parliament: No.10 letter to Cabinet Office (Prime Minister's Question Time) [Commons Procedure Committee] [declassified Jul 2016]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Falklands: UKE Berne telegram to FCO ("Relations with Argentina") [the Argentine won't agree to any talks if the issue of sovereignty is excluded] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) European Policy: No.10 letter to Howe PS ("Paper on the Future of the European Community") [amendments to draft] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) European Policy: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to Howe ("EC Budget Negotiations") ["The central issue at Fontainebleau will be budget imbalances. But [also]... the 1984 overrun... the financing of our 1984 refunds and the 1985 budget... four broad options] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) European Policy: Howe PS letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer PS ("Community Budget Negotiations") [Howe "agrees that colleagues should take the line proposed by... [Lawson] on budgetary discipline, 1983 refunds and the Commission's loan proposal... [EC may] run out of money in the autumn... [but there] is no question of making a concession"] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) European Policy: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("French and German Ideas on the Future of the European Community") [Howe "considers that by far the most effective way of inluencing the debate... is by putting forward our own ideas... [as] set out in the paper for... Kohl which we have sent you"; analysis of French ideas; suggested approach for bilateral discussions at Economic Summit] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) European Policy: Cabinet Office record of conversation (the future handling of European questions) [Robert Armstrong, Jacques Attali] [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Trade Unions: Walker minute to King (“Strike ballots”) [criticises King for his pronouncement] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Trade Unions: Turnbull minute to MT (“Trade Union strike ballots”) [Walker incensed at being surprised by King paper] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Press Major Commentary (The Times) Coal: “Unions angry over Government’s strike vote scheme” [anger over intent to tighten law on strike ballots]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) European Elections: CCO briefing (“The Press, Monday June 4”) [G7, economy, South Africa, Dutch defer Cruise, European unity, Labour campaign] [released 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) European Elections: Draft MT statement (for press conference, approved by Howe) [European economy & unity] [released 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Cabinet: Armstrong note circulated to Cabinet - C(84) 15 (Pay Review Body Reports 1984) [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Coal: Department of Energy letter to No.10 (power station endurance) [miners' strike] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Coal: Gregson briefing for MT ("MISC 101(84)18th Meeting: Coal") [miners' strike] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Coal: Havers minute to MT ("Coal Dispute") [miners' strike: use of criminal law to deal with the dispute] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Coal: Turnbull minute to MT ("Coal Dispute: Picketing") [miners' strike: Orgreave] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Germany: FCO minute to No.10 (“President of the European Commission”) [German nomination of Mr. Cheysson] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Environmental Affairs: Whitelaw minute to MT (“Sellafield”) [making Sellafield “a better and safer plant” to safeguard employment] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Soviet Union: FCO letter to No.10 ("Contacts with the Soviet Union") [Howe recommends inviting Gorbachev, Aliev and Gromyko to UK] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: Robert Armstrong minute to John Coles (meeting with Attali) [French amendments to draft Summit declarations] [released Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: Armstrong PS letter to Julian Bullard (“London Economic Summit: Declaration on Democratic Values”) [Japanese amendments to reflect aim of stressing the cause of peace] [released Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: John Redwood minute to MT (“International Debt Crisis”) [a number of solutions on offer] [released Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: Barrington minute to No.10 (“Scenario for the Prime Minister”) [bilateral with Trudeau; Lancaster House arrangements; dinner at National Portrait Gallery] [released Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: Tebbit PS minute to Andrew Turnbull (“US proposals to limit tax benefits on luxury cars”) [note to be given to White House staff during bilaterals, expressing government concerns] [released Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) G7: Socialist International press release (London Economic Summit) [economic recovery, investment, working hours, education initiatives, redistrubution of wealth] [released Dec 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) International Economic Policy: IMF press statement (“Remarks by J. de Larosière Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund before the International Monetary Conference Philadelphia, June 4, 1984”) [managing the debt problems: progress to date] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) International Economic Policy: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT (“International Debt Crisis”) [solutions] [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) International Economic Policy: FCO Overseas Development Administration letter to No.10 (IMF projections on Mexico deficit) [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) International Economic Policy: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT (“International Debt Crisis”) [declassified 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (Thatcher MSS) EC: Sherbourne minute for MT (“CPS Report on the European Community”) [MT note: “It would be better if it were not published … it will not enhance the reputation of the C.P.S.”] [released 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) Iraq: UKE Kuwait to FCO (“Attacks on Shipping in the Gulf”) [declassified Jan 2014]
PDF 84 Jun 4 Mo Declassified documents Major Archive (TNA) South Africa: Department of Trade and Industry minute to No.10 (“South Africa”) [briefing for MT: importance of the UK trade with South Africa] [declassified 2014]

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Files are multi-page PDFs from which most of the documents on the site are selected. All of Mrs Thatcher’s official files from No.10 are available in full on this site (paper copies are stored at the National Archives in the series PREM19), as well as most of those of Geoffrey Howe and Nigel Lawson as Chancellor (stored at TNA as series T639 and T640).

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