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1981 Mar 11 - 1981 May 17
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/415
Defence (Defence budget) (Part 5)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 397
Any docs withheld? No

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81 Mar 11 Wed Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Defence Expenditure 1981/82") [Nott asks for leeway on defence cuts] [declassified 2011]
81 Mar 16 Mon Defence: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Defence Expenditure 1981-82") [response to Nott's minute on defence cuts: no leeway] [declassified 2011]
81 Mar 17 Tue Defence: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Defence Expenditure 1981/82") [further defence cuts] [declassified 2011]
81 Mar 17 Tue Defence: MOD letter to No.10 ("Defence Policy and Programme") [future defence policy] [declassified 2011]
81 Mar 18 Wed Defence: Armstrong briefing for MT ("Statement on the Defence Estimates 1981 (C(81) 11)") [declassified 2011]
81 Mar 18 Wed Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Whitelaw-Carrington-Chancellor of the Exchequer-Joseph-Nott-Armstrong) ["Defence Expenditure, 1981/82"] [declassified 2011]
81 May 11 Mon Defence: No.10 record of telephone conversation (MT-Nott) [defence expenditure, NATO, USSR] [declassified 2011]
81 May 11 Mon Defence: UKE Jeddah letter to No.10 ("Defence Sales: Training Courses") [complaint at "exorbitant" costs of UK training compared to US and France] [declassified 2011]
81 May 13 Wed Defence: Nott minute to MT (views of First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Henry Leach, on defence programme) [Leach disagrees with Nott's proposals] [declassified 2011]
81 May 14 Thu Defence: Nott minute to MT ("The Defence Programme") [revision of the defence programme; views of Chiefs of Staff] [declassified 2011]
81 May 14 Thu Defence: Nott minute to MT ("The Defence Programme") [Nott requests MT's guidance] [declassified 2011]
81 May 14 Thu Defence: Nott minute to MT ("The Defence Programme: HMS Ark Royal") [Naval Staff propose cancellation of HMS Ark Royal and scrapping Britannia; Nott opposed] [declassified 2011]
81 May 15 Fri Defence: Armstrong briefing for MT ("The Defence Programme") [declassified 2011]
81 May 15 Fri Defence: Armstrong briefing for MT ("The Defence Programme") [timetable] [declassified 2011]
81 May 17 Sun Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Nott) ["Keith Speed"; Speed's critical remarks on the defence programme] [declassified 2011]