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1979 Jul 3 - 1982 Jun 16
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/685
Defence (Supply of highly enriched uranium (HEU)) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2012 Dec 28
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 137
Any docs withheld? No

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79 Jul 3 Tue Defence: Pym minute to MT ("Supplies of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU)") [uranium for Trident] [declassified 2012]
79 Jul 9 Mon Defence: Hunt briefing for MT ("Supplies of Highly Enriched Uranium (MISC 7)") [uranium for Trident submarines] [declassified 2012]
79 Jul 20 Fri Defence: MOD letter to No.10 (account of Pym's meeting with US Defense Secretary: US supply of highly enriched uranium to UK) [MT: account of meeting "justifies our scepticism" about US attitude] [declassified 2012]
79 Aug 6 Mon Defence: Pym minute to MT ("Supplies of Highly Enriched Uranium") ["I was unable to extract a copper-bottomed American assurance about the availability of long-term supplies"] [declassified 2012]
79 Aug 14 Tue Defence: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 ("Supplies of Highly Enriched Uranium") [supports programme for UK self-sufficiency in HEU] [declassified 2012]
79 Aug 24 Fri Defence: Howell minute to MT ("Supplies of Highly Enriched Uranium") [supports programme for UK self-sufficiency in HEU] [declassified 2012]
79 Dec 14 Fri Defence: MOD letter to No.10 ("Supplies of Highly Enriched Uranium for Submarine Propulsion") [proposed announcement of self-sufficiency plan] [declassified 2012]
81 Jun 17 Wed Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Special Nuclear Materials (SNM)") [attitude of Reagan Administration to supply to UK of enriched uranium and other materials] [declassified 2012]
81 Jun 22 Mon Defence: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Special Nuclear Materials (SNM)") [cost of enriched uranium self-sufficiency plan] [declassified 2012]
81 Jul 28 Tue Defence: Howell minute to MT ("Export of Plutonium to France and the United States") [declassified 2012]
81 Jul 31 Fri Defence: Armstrong minute to MT ("Export of Plutonium to France and the United States") [MT: "but I fear we will be criticised for not applying IEAE safeguards"] [declassified 2012]
81 Jul 31 Fri Defence: Carrington minute to MT ("Export of Plutonium to France and the United States") [supports export] [declassified 2012]
81 Jul 31 Fri Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Special Nuclear Matters (SNM)") ["remarkable change of attitude" by US on supply of special nuclear materials to UK] [declassified 2012]
81 Jul 31 Fri Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Export of Plutonium to France and the United States") [supports export] [declassified 2012]
81 Aug 3 Mon Defence: No.10 letter to Department of Energy ("Export of Plutonium to France and the United States") [MT supports export] [declassified 2012]
81 Aug 11 Tue Defence: FCO letter to No.10 ("Transfer of Plutonium to France and US") [unclear whether Mitterrand is aware of the terms of proposed loan] [declassified 2012]
81 Aug 17 Mon Defence: No.10 letter to FCO ("Transfer of Plutonium to France") [MT willing to allow transfer; thinks it would be better if Mitterrand was aware of terms] [declassified 2012]
81 Aug 24 Mon Defence: Carrington minute to MT ("Special Nuclear Materials") [risks of becoming dependent on US supply of special nuclear materials] [declassified 2012]
81 Aug 28 Fri Defence: Cabinet Office minute to Rickett ("Special Nuclear Materials") [risks of becoming dependent on US supply of special nuclear materials] [declassified 2012]
81 Sep 1 Tue Defence: Nott minute to MT ("Special Nuclear Materials") [communication with US over US supply of special nuclear materials to the UK: urges MT to write to Reagan] [declassified 2012]