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 Mar 10 Mon Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spain: the Basque elections") ["this is an important victory for Basque nationalism"] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 May 19 Mon 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]
80 May 22 Thu Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("The state of Spain") ["The Home Secretary is due to visit Spain next week... the Spanish government is undoubtedly going through a bad patch... but I expect to see the present leadership pull through"] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 Aug 4 Mon Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spain: the impact of terrorism") ["The Government has put a brave face on this latest wave of violence... But winning the support of the Basque public... remains a slow and uphill business"] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 Sep 10 Wed Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("New Spanish Government") [analysis] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 Sep 18 Thu Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spanish Government's Programme") [analysis of Suarez proposals] [declassified Jul 2016]
80 Sep 23 Tue 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]
80 Sep 26 Fri 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 Oct 8 Wed 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]
81 Jan 8 Thu Spain: UKE Madrid record of conversation ("Spain/NATO") [Ian Gilmour, Pérez-Llorca] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Jan 30 Fri Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Suárez' resignation") ["surprised everyone... rumours of a major row involving the King, Suárez and possibly the army... Calvo Sotelo, if confirmed, would represent continuity rather than radical change"] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Feb 2 Mon Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Change of Spanish Prime Minister") ["at least a week's delay... Suárez' removal, even if it proves temporary, has undoubtedly precipitated a major crisis... in the stability of Spain's still fragile institutions"] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Feb 11 Wed Spain: Prime Minister Suárez letter to MT (resignation) [courtesy letter] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Feb 24 Tue Spain: FCO internal minute ("Spain: internal") [failed coup d'état] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Feb 26 Thu Spain: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Prospects for new Spanish government: foreign policy aspects") ["dramatic events of this week have demonstrated that the return to democracy... is a continuing process in which Spain urgently needs the support of her foreign friends"; EC; NATO; Gibraltar] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Feb 26 Thu Spain: MT message to Prime Minister Calvo-Sotelo (Spanish General Election) [congratulations, and references to recent coup d'état attempt & forthcoming accession to EC] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Mar 6 Fri Spain: Prime Minister Calvo-Sotelo message to MT (Prime Minister of Spain's investiture) [courtesy letter acknowledging MT congratulations] [declassified Jul 2016]
81 Mar 18 Wed 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]
81 Mar 20 Fri 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]
81 Apr 10 Fri Spain: FCO record of conversation ("Secretary of State's discussions with Mr. Haig: Spain and Gibraltar") [Carrington, Haig] [declassified Jul 2016]