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PDF PREM19/104 79 May 8 79 Sep 25 193 Confidential Prime Minister (MT's visits to Departments & possible regional visits)
PDF PREM19/295 79 Sep 21 80 May 9 250 Secret Middle East (Situation in the Middle East) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/387 80 Apr 10 81 Sep 14 333 Top Secret Afghanistan (Soviet invasion) (Part 5)
PDF PREM19/398 81 Mar 2 81 Oct 23 386 Confidential Canada (UK/Canadian relations: patriation of the Canadian constitution) (Part 3)
PDF PREM19/414 80 Oct 17 81 Mar 6 240 Secret Defence (Defence budget) (Part 4)
PDF PREM19/415 81 Mar 11 81 May 17 397 Secret Defence (Defence budget) (Part 5)
PDF PREM19/416 81 May 18 81 Jun 30 227 Secret Defence (Defence budget) (Part 6)
PDF PREM19/417 80 Jun 10 81 Nov 12 276 Top Secret Defence (UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent) (Part 3)
PDF PREM19/423 81 Jan 2 81 Jun 10 256 Secret Economic policy (Strategy) (Part 8)
PDF PREM19/435 80 Nov 12 81 Sep 24 263 Confidential Economic policy (Brandt Commission; relations with developing countries; North/South Dialogue; Cancun Summit, Mexico) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/445 81 Feb 2 81 Jul 15 225 Secret Economic policy (G7 Summit - Ottawa) (Part 6) [Part 5 of this file has been destroyed]
PDF PREM19/446 81 Jul 16 81 Nov 10 252 Confidential Economic policy (G7 Summit - Ottawa) (Part 7)
PDF PREM19/450 81 Feb 25 81 Aug 10 107 Secret Egypt (Visit to UK by President Sadat, August 1981: meeting with Prime Minister)
PDF PREM19/462 81 May 21 81 Jul 6 216 Confidential European policy (European Council meeting in Luxembourg, June 1981) (Part 7)
PDF PREM19/464 81 Nov 25 81 Dec 6 171 Confidential European policy (European Council meeting in London, November 1981) (Part 9)
PDF PREM19/470 81 Mar 20 81 Sep 11 262 Secret France (Visits to UK by President Mitterrand, July and September 1981; Anglo-French Summit) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/471 80 Jun 4 81 Nov 18 338 Top Secret Germany (Prime Minister's meetings with Chancellor Schmidt in Bonn, November 1980 and November 1981: Anglo-German Summits) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/479 81 May 21 81 Sep 16 341 Confidential Government machinery (Promotion of efficiency and elimination of waste: the Rayner Scrutiny Programme) (Part 9)
PDF PREM19/487 81 Jan 14 81 Apr 19 357 Secret India (Prime Minister's visit to India, April 1981) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/498 80 Aug 12 81 Feb 25 224 Top Secret - UK Eyes A Ireland (Situation in Northern Ireland; force levels) (Part 8)
PDF PREM19/499 81 Mar 3 81 Aug 23 277 Secret Ireland (Situation in Northern Ireland; force levels) (Part 9)
PDF PREM19/500 81 Feb 5 81 Jul 21 220 Secret Ireland (Prime Minister's visits to Northern Ireland) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/505 81 May 20 81 Jul 2 336 Secret Ireland (Hunger strike at the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland; the 'Dirty Protest') (Part 4)
PDF PREM19/506 81 Jul 3 81 Aug 28 335 Secret Ireland (Hunger strike at the Maze Prison, Northern Ireland; the 'Dirty Protest') (Part 5)
PDF PREM19/510 81 Jan 20 81 Nov 11 211 Secret - UK Eyes A Italy (Anglo-Italian Summits) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/511 81 Apr 6 81 Jul 13 119 Confidential Japan (Visit to UK by Japanese Prime Minister Zenko Suzuki, June 1981: meetings with Prime Minister)
PDF PREM19/512 79 Jun 1 81 Nov 18 301 Secret Jordan (Visits to UK by King Hussein: meetings with Prime Minister) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/513 81 Apr 21 81 May 22 27 Confidential Kenya (Visit to UK by Foreign Minister, Dr Robert Ouko, May 1981: call on Prime Minister)
PDF PREM19/528 81 Jan 19 81 May 21 24 Confidential Mexico (Visit to UK by Foreign Minister, Dr Jorge Castadena, March 1981: meeting with Prime Minister)
PDF PREM19/531 81 May 1 81 Sep 30 340 Secret Middle East (Situation in the Middle East) (Part 6)
PDF PREM19/532 81 Oct 1 81 Nov 3 178 Secret Middle East (Situation in the Middle East) (Part 7)
PDF PREM19/533 81 Nov 4 81 Dec 11 318 Secret Middle East (Situation in the Middle East) (Part 8)
PDF PREM19/535 81 Apr 15 81 Nov 9 151 Confidential Middle East (Prime Minister's visits to Kuwait and Bahrain, September 1981: meetings with Rulers and Ministers)
PDF PREM19/542 80 Oct 20 81 Mar 12 230 Secret Nationalised industries (Gas and electricity pricing policy; industrial energy pricing) (Part 3)
PDF PREM19/552 80 Dec 23 81 Feb 13 92 Secret Netherlands (Prime Minister's visit to The Hague, February 1981; meeting with Prime Minister, Dries van Agt)
PDF PREM19/559 80 Dec 1 81 Feb 27 225 Secret Poland (Internal situation; economic assistance to Poland) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/561 81 Aug 12 81 Dec 18 279 Secret Poland (Internal situation; economic assistance to Poland; state of emergency - martial law, December 1981) (Part 4)
PDF PREM19/580 80 Apr 1 81 Apr 16 121 Confidential Romania (Visit to UK by Prime Minister Ilie Verdets of Romania, April 1981: meeting with Prime Minister)
PDF PREM19/597 80 Jul 1 81 Jul 20 344 Secret South Africa (Situation in Namibia) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/600 81 Jan 2 81 Feb 28 311 Secret USA (Prime Minister's visit to Washington, February 1981: meeting with President Reagan) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/601 81 Feb 25 81 Sep 3 152 Confidential USA (Arrangements for Prime Minister's visit to USA, February 1981) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/613 82 Jan 1 82 Mar 30 129 Confidential Argentina (Falklands) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/614 82 Apr 1 82 Apr 5 236 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 3)
PDF PREM19/615 82 Apr 6 82 Apr 8 233 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 4)
PDF PREM19/616 82 Apr 8 82 Apr 11 216 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 5)
PDF PREM19/617 82 Apr 12 82 Apr 15 278 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 6)
PDF PREM19/618 82 Apr 14 82 Apr 17 273 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 7)
PDF PREM19/620 82 Apr 20 82 Apr 22 258 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 9)
PDF PREM19/621 82 Apr 23 82 Apr 26 300 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 10)
PDF PREM19/622 82 Apr 27 82 Apr 29 288 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 11)
PDF PREM19/623 82 Apr 30 82 May 2 231 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 12)
PDF PREM19/624 82 May 3 82 May 5 303 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 13)
PDF PREM19/625 82 May 6 82 May 7 213 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 14)
PDF PREM19/626 82 May 8 82 May 10 260 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 15)
PDF PREM19/627 82 May 11 82 May 14 368 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 16)
PDF PREM19/628 82 May 15 82 May 17 153 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 17)
PDF PREM19/630 82 Apr 22 82 May 24 131 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 19)
PDF PREM19/632 82 May 28 82 May 31 162 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 21)
PDF PREM19/633 82 Jun 1 82 Jun 5 237 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 22)
PDF PREM19/634 82 Jun 6 82 Jun 11 271 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 23)
PDF PREM19/635 82 Jun 12 82 Jun 16 202 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 24)
PDF PREM19/636 82 Jun 17 82 Jun 18 130 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 25)
PDF PREM19/637 82 Jun 19 82 Jun 25 212 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 26)
PDF PREM19/638 82 Jun 27 82 Jul 20 251 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 27)
PDF PREM19/639 82 Jul 21 82 Aug 31 224 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 28)
PDF PREM19/640 82 Sep 1 82 Sep 28 184 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 29)
PDF PREM19/641 82 Oct 1 82 Oct 30 203 Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 30)
PDF PREM19/642 82 Nov 1 82 Nov 29 292 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands) (Part 31)
PDF PREM19/645 82 Apr 23 82 Apr 29 91 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands: sensitive briefing) (Part 3)
PDF PREM19/646 82 Apr 30 82 May 4 36 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands: sensitive briefing) (Part 4)
PDF PREM19/648 82 May 15 82 May 20 172 Top Secret Argentina (Falklands: sensitive briefing) (Part 6)
PDF PREM19/651 82 Jun 7 82 Jun 25 95 Top Secret - UK Eyes B Argentina (Falklands: sensitive briefing) (Part 9)
PDF PREM19/652 82 Jun 26 82 Sep 28 171 Top Secret - UK Eyes A Argentina (Falklands: sensitive briefing) (Part 10)
PDF PREM19/657 82 Jan 7 82 Apr 2 119 Top Secret Argentina (Falkland Islands Review Committee (Franks): documentation seen by PM, extracted from PREM19 files and copied to the Committee) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/685 79 Jul 3 82 Jun 16 137 Top Secret Defence (Supply of highly enriched uranium (HEU)) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/690 81 Dec 15 82 Nov 4 276 Secret Defence (Defence sales; sale of HMS Invincible to Royal Australian Navy) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/693 79 Sep 3 82 Dec 24 258 Top Secret Defence (Arms control) (Part 3)
PDF PREM19/694 81 Nov 17 82 Feb 26 154 Top Secret Defence (UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent) (Part 4)
PDF PREM19/695 82 Mar 1 82 Sep 9 126 Top Secret Defence (UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent) (Part 5)
PDF PREM19/697 82 Aug 2 82 Nov 30 221 Secret Economic policy (International banking system) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/699 81 Oct 21 82 Jul 9 198 Confidential Economic policy (International meeting for Co-operation and Development (North/South Summit), Cancun, Mexico, October 1981; Brandt Commission) (Part 4)
PDF PREM19/723 82 Mar 4 82 Jun 2 214 Secret Economic policy (G7 Summit - Versailles) (Part 7)
PDF PREM19/724 82 Jun 3 82 Jun 5 213 Secret Economic policy (G7 Summit - Versailles) (Part 8)
PDF PREM19/725 82 Jun 6 82 Jul 12 230 Confidential Economic policy (G7 Summit - Versailles) (Part 9)
PDF PREM19/734 80 Dec 11 82 Jan 20 341 Confidential Energy (Energy policy; nuclear power policy; fast reactor policy; Sizewell Inquiry; oil depletion policy; refinery and dispersal strategy; Select Committee report on nuclear power programme) (Part 6)
PDF PREM19/738 82 Feb 3 82 Mar 18 220 Secret European policy (European Community budget) (Part 14)
PDF PREM19/757 81 Apr 13 82 Nov 19 247 Confidential Foreign policy (Prime Minister's visit to Saudi Arabia & the Gulf States, April 1981) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/758 80 May 6 82 Dec 24 322 Secret Foreign policy (Third United Nations Law of the Sea Conference; extension of the UK territorial sea)
PDF PREM19/759 80 Jun 2 82 Sep 30 227 Secret Foreign policy (East/West relations; United States foreign policy) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/760 79 Oct 15 82 Mar 25 268 Secret France (Anglo-French relations; Prime Minister's meetings with President Giscard d'Estaing and President Mitterrand) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/762 79 Jul 6 82 Feb 19 271 Confidential Germany (Anglo-German relations; exchanges between Chancellor Schmidt and the Prime Minister) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/764 82 Mar 1 82 May 26 242 Secret Germany (Chancellor Schmidt's visit to the UK, March 1982: meetings with the Prime Minister) (Parts 4 & 5)
PDF PREM19/766 82 Oct 2 82 Nov 19 68 Secret Germany (Prime Minister's meetings with Chancellor Schmidt in Bonn, November 1981) (Part 3)
PDF PREM19/770 82 Feb 11 82 Oct 28 189 Secret Gibraltar (Policy) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/785 81 Jan 5 82 Nov 29 261 Secret Hong Kong (UK trade with China; power projects in Hong Kong and China involving UK companies) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/786 79 May 10 82 Jan 25 164 Secret Hong Kong (Prime Minister's meetings with Sir Yue-Kong Pao, Chairman of World-wide Shipping Group) (Part 1)
PDF PREM19/790 82 Sep 8 82 Oct 5 240 Secret Hong Kong (Future of Hong Kong) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/792 82 Sep 6 82 Sep 23 317 Secret Hong Kong (Future of Hong Kong: Prime Minister's visit to China; special briefing)
PDF PREM19/798 81 Apr 19 82 Feb 16 95 Secret India (Prime Minister's visit to India, April 1981: follow-up action) (Part 2)
PDF PREM19/799 81 Jan 30 82 Nov 19 269 Confidential India (UK/Indian relations) (Part 2)

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