1980 Mar 10 - 1986 Feb 21
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Spain (Internal situation; UK/Spain relations) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Jul 21
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 279
Any docs withheld? 3

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84 Jul 18 We Major Spain: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Anglo-Spanish relations: greetings from King of Spain") [cover note reporting HM Ambassador meeting with King] [declassified Jul 2016]
84 Jun 20 We Major Spain: No.10 note (precedents for a visiting Foreign Minister to meet members of the Opposition) [advice from Foreign Office on visit to UK of Spanish Minister for Education] [declassified Jul 2016]
84 Mar 29 Th Major Spain: No.10 note to Howe PS ("Spanish assessment of current British attitude on Gibraltar") [reply to FCO letter] [declassified Jul 2016]
84 Jan 30 Mo Major Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spain and NATO") [Spain to hold referendum onn membership; Gonzalez to call election "in the event of an adverse result"; Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 May 19 Th Major Spain: UKE Brasilia telegram to FCO ("Gibraltar/Falklands") [Spanish Foreign Minister Moran: "We do not lay claims by force"] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Mar 9 We Major Spain: Cabinet Office briefing for MT ("Cabinet: Community affairs") [N. Ireland; subsidised exports to Soviet Union; negotiations with Spain on duty quotas for car imports; impact of falling oil prices; Lome Convention; food aid; 1983 CAP price fixing; UK budget problem] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Mar 7 Mo Major Spain: Parkinson PS letter to No.10 ("Spanish cars") [not briefed for meeting: communication issues arising from Parkinson's dual role as Cabinet Minister & Chairman of the Party] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Mar 4 Fr Major Spain: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Howe, Parkinson, Lord Cockfield, Hurd, Lamont) ["Spanish cars"] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Mar 1 Tu Major Spain: Lord Cockfield minute to MT ("Spanish cars") [MT agrees to meeting to discuss how to address the tarriff imbalance between UK car exports to Spain and Spanish car imports to UK] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Feb 16 We Major Spain: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Ceuta and Melilla") [Arab Parliamentary Union calling for Morroccan sovereignty over Spanish territories] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Jan 24 Mo Major Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Anglo-Spanish relations") [trade imbalance; Gibraltar; EC enlargement] [declassified Jul 2016]
83 Jan 10 Mo Major Spain: Prime Minister González message to MT (Spanish elections) [reciprocal courtesy note] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Dec 2 Th Major Spain: MT message to Prime Minister González ("Spain/Gibraltar") [reserved congratulations; Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Dec 1 We Major Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spain: new Government") [report on González' opening speech, notably position on Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 29 Fr Major Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Implications for the UK of Spanish elections") [EC; NATO; Gibraltar; Falklands; trade; banking; defence sales] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 29 Fr Major Spain: UKDEL NATO telegram to FCO ("Spain and NATO") [message from newly elected Socialist government to "halt all negotiations"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 28 Th Major Spain: Pym PS letter to No.10 ("Spain") [preliminary comments on likely policies of a Socialist government, on eve of General Election results: NATO; Gibraltar; EC] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 15 Fr Major Spain: UKE Madrid record of conversation ("Conversation with the King of Spain") [HM Ambassador Parsons, Juan Carlos I: defence equipment sales] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Oct 4 Mo Major Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Coup plot: Gibraltar") ["we cannot exclude the possibility at any time of unauthorised military action"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Aug 26 Th Major Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("The Spanish economy") ["lack of direction... when Ministers return [from summer holiday] they are likely to be more interested in running for office in the general elections expected this autumn"] [declassified Jul 2016]