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1983 Jan 12 - 1984 Dec 31
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1238
Foreign policy (United Nations Law of the Sea Convention (UNLOSC)) (Part 2)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Jan 3
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 257
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83 Feb 18 Fri Foreign Policy: Caroline Stephens to Coles & Ingham (Il Geornale newspaper article about the Prime Minister) [useful for Fanfani visit] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 31 Mon Foreign Policy: President Reagan letter to MT (1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention) ["Your decision [not to sign]... marks a very positive step forward in applying market principles to... the ocean's vast resources"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 12 Wed Foreign Policy: MT letter to Prime Minister Hawke (1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention) ["[as] the deep seabed mining regime... was not acceptable to us in its present form... we decided that we could not sign"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 12 Wed Foreign Policy: MT letter to Taoiseach FitzGerald (1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention) ["[as] the deep seabed mining regime was unacceptable in its present form... it was not possible for us to sign"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 11 Tue Foreign Policy: MT letter to Prime Minister Lubbers (1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention) ["[as] the deep seabed mining regime was unacceptable in its present form... it was not possible for us to sign"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 11 Tue Foreign Policy: MT letter to Prime Minister Lange (1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention) ["[as] the deep seabed mining regime was unacceptable in its present form... it was not possible for us to sign"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 10 Mon Foreign Policy: MT letter to President Reagan (1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention) ["three of the countries most likely to be involved in deep seabed mining have decided not to sign... There should therefore be a strong incentive for the international community as a whole to accept the need for improvements of the sort both our countries have worked for"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 4 Tue Foreign Policy: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("UN Law of the Sea Convention (UNLOSC)") [MT "was... concerned about Community competence on taxation and on the Continental shelf": points addressed; Howe "proposes... to seek amendments along the lines requested by Mr Walker and Mr Lamont, and provided that these are agreed, to indicate that the UK would not make objection to Community signature"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Dec 3 Mon Foreign Policy: FCO telegram to Flash Dublin ("UN Law of the Sea Convention") [Howe "notes that it is not proposed that the UK should sign... still has reservations about the idea of Community signature... [but] concludes that the balance of advantage lies with not blocking [it]"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 30 Fri Foreign Policy: Howe minute to MT ("UN Law of the Sea Convention") [Charles Powell annotation: "[Howe] recommends against the signature, but in favour of allowing the Community to sign"; MT requests further advice from Treasury & Energy Secretary] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 26 Mon Foreign Policy: Norman Lamont letter to Tim Renton (UN Law of the Sea Convention) [draft paper on advantages/disadvantages to UK: proposed amendment regarding seabed mining regime] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 23 Fri Foreign Policy: Buchanan-Smith PS letter to Tim Renton PS ("UN Law of the Sea Convention") [draft paper on advantages/disadvantages to UK: proposed amendment regarding seabed mining regime] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 23 Fri Foreign Policy: British Maritime League letter to No.10 Policy Unit ("The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea") ["we should sign... ratification can wait for several years... with the aim of attracting the... [US] to reverse its decision not to sign"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 14 Wed Foreign Policy: President Reagan letter to MT (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) ["I believe we must strenuously urge the FRG, Italy and Belgium not to sign... signature... will undermine our ability to negotiate a seabed mining regime"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 12 Mon Foreign Policy: Taoiseach FitzGerald letter to MT (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) ["probably the most significant achievement of the... [UN] in recent years and one which should not be diminshed by lack of support"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 6 Tue Foreign Policy: No.10 note to MT ("UNLOSC") [UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; MT notes she is strongly opposed to signing] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 5 Mon Foreign Policy: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("United Nations Law of the Sea Convention") [notes the risks of signing, but endorses FCO advice to do so; MT rejects advice] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 5 Mon Foreign Policy: Prime Minister Lubbers letter to MT ("United Nations Law of the Sea Convention") ["Signing the Convention does not imply acceptance of the seabed regime"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 5 Mon Foreign Policy: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("United Nations Law of the Sea Convention: Future Options") ["the question is whether... [UK] interests would be better served... inside the Convention process as a signatory, or outside it as a non-signatory"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Nov 2 Fri Foreign Policy: MT letter to Prime Minister Lange (UN Law of the Sea Convention) ["You urged that the UK should sign... and draw attention to the advantages offered by it in areas other than seabed mining"] [declassified Jan 2014]