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1979 Sep 17 - 1985 Dec 9
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1424
Chile (UK/Chilean relations: policy on arms sales)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 328
Any docs withheld? 9

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81 Jul 23 Thu Chile: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Arms Sales to the Middle East and Chile") [declassified Dec 2014]
81 Oct 13 Tue Chile: Chilean Ambassador Schweitzer letter to MT (birthday greetings) [support for MT's government] [declassified Dec 2014]
81 Oct 19 Mon Chile: No.10 letter to Sir James Goldsmith (Chile's economic & social progress) [documentation provided by Chilean Minister of Mining] [declassified Dec 2014]
81 Dec 22 Tue Chile: MT letter to General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union (Chilean Minister of Labour: recent visit to UK) [trade; human rights] [declassified Dec 2014]
82 Feb 22 Mon Chile: MT letter to Managing Director of Norton Megaw and Co. Ltd. (Export License for Machine Guns for Chile) [reason for refusal] [declassified Dec 2014]
82 Jun 7 Mon Chile: MT letter to Managing Director of Norton Megaw and Co. Ltd. (Export License for Machine Guns for Chile) [license granted after MT requests review of decision to refuse; "no licenses will be granted for equipment likely to be used for internal repression"] [declassified Dec 2014]
82 Sep 3 Fri Chile: Pym minute to Nott (request from the Chilean Air Force for assistance in counter-terrorism) ["may be put to uses of which we would not approve"] [declassified Dec 2014]
82 Sep 24 Fri Chile: Rees minute to Cockfield ("Visit to South America 2-16 September 1982") [trade mission to Chile, Paraguay and Ecuador: human rights (Chile); Argentina; UK military hardware; UK exports; exports to UK; Falklands/UN; cooperation on industrial projects] [declassified Dec 2014]
82 Sep 30 Thu Chile: UKMIS New York telegram 1526 to FCO (0049Z) (Pym-Rojas conversation) [Argentina; trade/British military equipment; human rights/democracy] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Jan 17 Mon Chile: John Coles minute to MT (Hunter aircraft crash in Chile) [line to take for press; death of British flying instructor] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Feb 24 Thu Chile: FCO briefing for MT (Professor Schweitzer's request for a meeting with the Prime Minister) [former Chilean Ambassador, now Foreign Minister: MT goes against FCO advice not to meet] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Mar 22 Tue Chile: No.10 record of conversation ("Chile") [Anthony Parsons, Alan Walters, Miguel Schweitzer Walters: Argentina; human rights] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Mar 22 Tue Chile: FCO briefing for MT ("Call by Professor Schweitzer, Chilean Foreign Minister") [US human rights certification of Argentina; Chile's future economic prospects/debt; Defence relations; airlinks between Falklands & Chile ] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Mar 23 Wed Chile: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Schweitzer) ["Call on the Prime Minister by the Chilean Foreign Minister"; Argentina; human rights] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Apr 5 Tue Chile: No.10 letter to General Secretary of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation (recent visit to the UK by Commander in Chief of the Chilean Air Force) ["does not imply that this Government codones Chile's poor human rights record"] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Jun 17 Fri Chile: Heseltine PS letter to No.10 ("Visit by Commander in Chief of Chilean Navy") [summary of engagements; line to take in response to criticism of visit; purchase of HMS Hermes] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Aug 30 Tue Chile: Prime Minister González letter to MT (re-establishment of democracy in Chile) ["we should jointly seek the way for an initiative"] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Nov 10 Thu Chile: MT letter to Prime Minister González (re-establishment of democracy in Chile) ["will continue to work to advance the cause... without interfering in Chile's internal affairs"] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Dec 16 Fri Chile: UKE Santiago telegram 946 to FCO (1445Z) ("Resignation of Chilean Foreign Minister") [details & thoughts on the resignation] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Mar 9 Fri Chile: FCO telegram to UKE Santiago ("Walter Rauff") [instructions to UK ambassador to support W. German request for Nazi war criminal's repatriation to stand trial] [declassified Dec 2014]