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1981 Jan 2 - 1981 Feb 28
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/600
USA (Prime Minister's visit to Washington, February 1981: meeting with President Reagan) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 311
Any docs withheld? No

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Date Value Title
80 Dec 31 Wed Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Carrington-Chancellor of the Exchequer) ["Defence Estimates 1981/82"] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 3 Tue US: Armstrong minute to Alexander ("Prime Minister's Visit to the United States: 25-28 February") [UK priorities and objectives] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 13 Fri US: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Firearms for the RUC") [US ban on export licences] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 19 Thu Cold War: FCO briefing for MT ("Prime Minister's Visit to the United States: 25-28 February 1981") [complete set] ​​​​​​​[released Dec 2011]
81 Feb 23 Mon US: Northern Ireland Office letter to No.10 ("Prime Minister's Visit to the United States - Northern Ireland") [account of meeting of US/Northern Ireland representatives] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 23 Mon US/Central America: UKE Washington telegram 636 to FCO (2012Z) ("US/El Salvador: media coverage of European attitudes") [wariness noted; Administration making the issue "its first test of European solidarity"] [declassified 2014]
81 Feb 24 Tue US: Department of Trade letter to No.10 ("Proposed Acquisition by Enserch Corporation of Davy International") [brief for MT's visit to Washington] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 24 Tue US: UKE Washington telegram 650 to FCO (0205Z) ("Prime Minister's visit: Irish demonstrations at Georgetown University") [Irish national caucus opposing degree, organising demonstration; small numbers expected] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 25 Wed France: MT message to President Giscard (MT's visit to the US, fisheries, New Zealand Butter) [released 2012]
81 Feb 25 Wed US/Central America: FCO public statement ("El Salvador") [USG information pointing to "gross interference in the internal affairs of El Salvador"; condemns violence "from whatever quarter"]
81 Feb 26 Thu Cold War: No.10 note of conversation (Reagan-Thatcher meeting) [plenary session] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 26 Thu Cold War: No.10 briefing for MT (Reagan-Thatcher discussions) [topics to raise] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 26 Thu Cold War: FCO note of conversation (Haig-Carrington meeting) [France, Germany, NATO, Afghanistan, Middle East] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 26 Thu Cold War: White House Press Briefing (MT visit) [distance between British & US approach to the economy]
81 Feb 26 Thu US: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker) [Soviet Union, Poland, economy] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 26 Thu US: No.10 record of conversation (MT-US Senate Members) [Reagan Administration, defence, nuclear weapons, Soviet Union, Poland, economy, socialism, NATO] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 26 Thu US: No.10 record of conversation (MT-US House of Representatives Members) [Reagan Administration, economy, Anglo-Irish relations, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, defence, Poland, Arab-Israeli conflict, NATO] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 27 Fri Cold War: FCO note of conversation (Haig-Carrington meeting) [Libya, Middle East, China, Arms Control, relations with White House ("would resign" if his authority challenged)] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 27 Fri US: No.10 record of conversation (MT-US Secretary for Defense, Caspar Weinberger) [US-UK relations, defence, nuclear weapons, arms control, SALT negotiations, NATO, Middle East, AWACS] [declassified 2011]
81 Feb 27 Fri US: FCO record of conversation (MT-GENEX) [visit to genetic engineering lab in Rockville, MD] [declassified 2014]