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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80 Oct 8 We Major Portugal: UKE Lisbon telegram to FCO ("Election results") ["Sa Carneiro will not be tendering his resignation... the Government intend to continue in office"] [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]
81 May 1 Fr Major Spain: Carrington minute to MT ("Spain/NATO") ["in the aftermath of the attempted coup d'etat, Sr Calvo Sotelo's government [intends] to accelerate the application for Spanish membership of NATO... might be possible to settle the Gibraltar impasse at the same time"] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Dec 3 Th Major Spain: Carrington PS letter to No.10 ("Spain/NATO/Gibraltar") [Spain to sign Protocol of Accession on 10th Dec; questions in Parliament & press anticipated; "lifting the restrictions on Gibraltar... [will not be] a condition of Britain's approval of Spain's entry to NATO" ] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 May 19 Mo Major Spain: Centre for Policy Studies letter to MT ("Spain in NATO") ["if we do want this we should seek to do something about it soon"] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Mar 20 Fr Major Spain: Chairman of Centre for Policy Studies letter to No.10 (attempted coup d'état & Spanish accession to NATO) ["Felipe González... [hailed MT as] more vigorous in support of Spanish democracy in its hour of trial than any other Western leader"; NATO; Cuba] [declassified Jul 2016]
85 Jul 3 We Major Spain: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Meeting with Senor Fraga") [co-operation between non-socialist parties in the European Assembly; European Council; NATO; terrorism; Gibraltar; Alianza Popular election prospects] [declassified Jul 2016]
85 Feb 13 We Major Spain: Department of Defence briefing for MT (meeting with the Spanish Minister of Defence) [Gibraltar; NATO/European Community membership] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Feb 24 Tu Major Spain: FCO internal minute ("Spain: internal") [failed coup d'état] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Nov 30 Mo Major Spain: FCO record of conversation ("Conversation with the Spanish Foreign Minister") [Carrington, Llorca: Gibraltar; Calvo-Sotelo visit to UK] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Apr 10 Fr Major Spain: FCO record of conversation ("Secretary of State's discussions with Mr. Haig: Spain and Gibraltar") [Carrington, Haig] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 Sep 26 Fr Major Spain: FCO record of conversation ("Secretary of State's talk with the Spanish Foreign Minister") [Lord Carrington, Pérez-Llorca: NATO; Gibraltar; EC] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 Sep 23 Tu Major Spain: FCO telegram to UKE Belgrade ("UNGA General Debate: Gibraltar") [Perez-Llorca statement to UN: "obstacle to good relations between the UK and Spain"] [declassified Jul 2016]
82 Jan 2 Sa Major Spain: HM Ambassador Parsons letter to Carrington ("Annual Review from Spain for 1981") ["democracy... remains extant though it is still fragile"; NATO; EC; Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
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]
85 Mar 12 Tu Major Spain: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Spain: High Level Visits") [scheduling/prioritising of respective visits by King Carlos, President Chadli & King Hassan II; Howe meetings with Moran re Gibraltar; MT visit to Madrid] [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]
85 Dec 23 Mo Major Spain: MT letter to Marquess of Douro (King Carlos I's State visit to UK: invitation to address Parliament) [MT agrees to Marquess' suggestion] [declassified Jul 2016]
85 Aug 5 Mo Major Spain: MT letter to Prime Minister González (Contadora Health Plan: international conference) [British participation] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Mar 18 We Major Spain: MT letter to Prime Minister Suárez (Prime Minister of Spain's resignation) [MT warmly reciprocates Suarez' courtesy letter on his departure from office & commends his part in the prevention of the recently attempted coup d'état] [declassified Jul 2016]