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1981 May 18 - 1981 Jun 30
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/416
Defence (Defence budget) (Part 6)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 227
Any docs withheld? No

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81 Jun 25 Thu Defence: Defence White Paper ("The United Kingdom Defence Programme: The Way Forward") [released 2012]
81 May 18 Mon Defence: First Sea Lord minute to MT ("The Defence Programme") ["I am confident that you will at least spare two minutes to read this note...before you and your Cabinet colleagues consider a proposition to substantially dismantle the Navy"] [declassified 2011]
81 May 18 Mon Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Whitelaw-Carrington-Chancellor of the Exchequer-Joseph-Nott-Armstrong) ["Defence Programme"] [declassified 2011]
81 May 19 Tue Defence: UKE Washington telegram 1547 to FCO (1610Z) ("US Press Coverage of British Defence Spending Proposals") [defence cuts "likely to cause anxiety" in the US according to US press] [declassified 2011]
81 May 18 Mon Defence: Ingham note for the record (MT-Keith Speed MP) [Keith Speed sacked as PUSS for the Royal Navy] [declassified 2011]
81 May 21 Thu Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Service Manning 1981/82") [declassified 2011]
81 May 22 Fri Defence: Nott minute to Carrington ("Training Charges") [charging for training of foreign soldiers] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 3 Wed Defence: David Steel letter to MT (request for classified defence briefing) [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 4 Thu Defence: UKE Washington telegram 1721 to FCO (1955Z) ("UK Defence Review and UK/USA Relations") ["After the high-point reached during the Prime Minister's and your visit in February the UK's stock has been declining here"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 5 Fri Defence: Carrington minute to Nott ("Defence Programme") [concerns about implications of defence cuts for Belize, Gibraltar, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 5 Fri Defence: Wade-Gery briefing for MT ("The Defence Programme (OD(81) 29 and 31)") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 5 Fri Defence: Whitmore minute to MT (David Steel's request for classified defence briefing) ["His request raises difficulties...Mr Foot is now leader of the Opposition. Do you want him to have a classified defence briefing?"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 3 Wed Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Chiefs of Defence Staff-Nott-Carrington) ["The Defence Programme"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 8 Mon Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT-First Sea Lord-Nott) ["The Defence Programme"] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 9 Tue Defence: Lankester minute to MT ("Meeting with the Chancellor: 1430, Wednesday 10 June") [agenda for meeting: business start-up scheme, Defence discussion in OD, rent deregulation] [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 15 Mon Defence: MOD letter to No.10 ("MOD Charges for Training and Assistance to Overseas Governments") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 16 Tue Defence: Carrington minute to Nott ("Defence Programme: Gibraltar") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 17 Wed Defence: Armstrong briefing for MT ("The Defence Programme (C(81) 31 and 33)") [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 17 Wed Defence: Nott minute to MT (defence programme: potential disagreement between Nott and Chancellor of the Exchequer) [declassified 2011]
81 Jun 18 Thu Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Defence Programme: White Paper") [draft White Paper] [declassified 2011]