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1983 Dec 13 - 1985 Jun 27
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1440
Defence (Procurement of weapon systems: national defence technological capabilities; rising cost of defence equipment; participation in European Fighter Aircraft project) (Part 2)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 314
Any docs withheld? No

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Date Value Title
83 Dec 13 Tue Defence: No.10 Policy Unit briefing for MT ("The Rising Costs of Defence Procurement") [proposal to set up interdeparmental working group to address Defence procurement value for money & scope for greater collaboration and standardisation withing NATO] [declassified Dec 2014]
83 Dec 14 Wed Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Heseltine) ["Cost of Defence Equipment"] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jan 3 Tue Defence: John Coles minute to MT ("Competitiveness of the UK Defence Industry") [commissioning of paper] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jan 6 Fri Defence: Heseltine minute to MT ("National Defence Technological Capabilities") [comments on working group report; information on technologies not covered by the report] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jan 11 Wed Defence: John Coles minute to MT ("National Defence Technological Capabilities") [No.1o request for follow-up to work to working group report] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jan 19 Thu Defence: Geoffrey Pattie minute to MT (Defence contracts with the Netherlands) [UK purchase of Dutch Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon System in return for Dutch purchase of Rolls-Royce Spey engines] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jan 27 Fri Defence: Heseltine PS letter to No.10 (Competition in Defence Procurement) [overview of MoD measures & attached paper] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jan 31 Tue Defence: No.10 Policy Unit minute to John Coles ("Competition in Defence Procurement") [commends MoD policy] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Feb 2 Thu Defence: No.10 Policy Unit briefing for MT ("Follow Up Work to the Report on Essential Defence Technologies") [advice on methodology & focus] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 2 Mon Defence: Heseltine minute to MT ("Surface-to-Surface Guided Weapons for the Royal Navy") [proposal that contract should go to US firm in preference to BAe] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 4 Wed Defence: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Surface-to-Surface Guided Weapons for the Royal Navy") [support for Heseltine proposal that contract should go to US firm in preference to BAe] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 9 Mon Defence: Tebbit minute to MT ("Surface to Surface Guided Weapon") [agreement, with qualifications, to Heseltine proposal that contract should go to US firm in preference to BAe] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 11 Wed Defence: Geoffrey Pattie PS minute to No.10 (Guided Weapons for the Royal Navy) [copy of statement to Parliament] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 11 Wed Defence: No.10 Policy Unit briefing for MT ("Value for Money in Defence Procurement") [recent Heseltine initiatives; comments on Essential Defence Technologies report recommendations; advice on next steps] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Apr 12 Thu Defence: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Heseltine) [promoting competitiveness in Defence procurement; NATO contracts for France] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jun 18 Mon Defence: Heseltine PS letter to No.10 (Paper on making Defence equipment procurement & supply more competitive; Prime Minister's query regarding France's right to tender for certain NATO contracts) [progress update on former; answer to latter] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jul 2 Mon Defence: Heseltine minute to MT ("Future Fighter Aircraft") [proposed feasibility study on collaboration with France, W. Germany, Italy & Spain] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jul 3 Tue Defence: Heseltine PS letter to No.10 (promoting competition in Defence procurement & supply) [paper requested by MT] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Jul 19 Thu Defence: Heseltine minute to MT ("European Fighter Aircraft") [agreement reached with France, West Germany, Spain & Italy to launch a 6-month collaborative Feasibility Study] [declassified Dec 2014]
84 Dec 18 Tue Defence: Heseltine letter to Rees (new basic trainer aircraft for the RAF) [announcement of the shortlisting of bids from four down to two - Shorts & BAe] [declassified Dec 2014]