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1988 Mar 29 - 1988 Oct 31
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/2385
Poland (Prime Minister's visit to Poland, November 1988) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Jul 21
Classification: Secret CAB ONE
Page count: 293
Any docs withheld? No

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88 Mar 29 Tue Poland: Professor Zbigniew Pelczynski letter to No.10 (Prime Minister’s visit to Poland) [copy of his lecture on postwar Polish history] [declassified 2016]
88 Apr 14 Thu Poland: No.10 Policy Unit minute to Powell (Prime Minister's visit to Poland) [copy of 1982 McCallum lecture on postwar Polish history] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Jun 26 Sun Poland: Chairman of the British Overseas Trade Board letter to MT ("Poland") ["the Poles.. would like to see... trade progress during your visit"] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Jul 14 Thu Poland: MT letter to General Jaruzelski (visit to Poland) ["I want my visit to mark a step forward... I am convinced that a brief visit to Gdansk would capture the imagination of literally millions of people"] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Jul 25 Mon Poland: No.10 letter to Howe PS (Prime Minister’s visit to Poland) [possible MT visit to Gdansk - information on Polish government views from Guardian journalist [declassified 2016]
88 Aug 4 Thu Poland: General Jaruzelski letter to MT (Prime Minister’s visit to Poland) [agrees she visit Gdansk; joint wreathlaying at Westerplatte] [declassified 2016]
88 Aug 10 Wed Poland: Nicholas Bethell letter to MT (Prime Minister’s visit to Poland) [suggestions for Gdansk itinerary] [declassified 2016]
88 Aug 10 Wed Poland: Charles Powell minute to MT ("Visit to Poland") ["FCO's approach is unnecessarily defeatist (you will recall that they advised against trying to get to Gdansk at all). Now we have won Polish agreement that you should go there, we need to negotiate just as firmly for a satisfactory programme"] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Aug 12 Fri Poland: Howe PS letter to No.10 (“Prime Minister’s visit to Poland”) [opening of the British Council new cinema and exhibition hall] [declassified 2016]
88 Aug 24 Wed Poland: UKE Warsaw telegram to FCO ("Poland: implications of unrest for Prime Minister's visit") ["Latest troubles... could call in question the basis for the visit"] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Aug 30 Tue Poland: UKE Warsaw telegram to FCO (“Prime Minister’s visit to Poland”) [programme] [declassified 2016]
88 Sep 1 Thu Poland: Baroness Cox letter to MT (religious education in schools & visit to Poland) ["appalling shortages of medicines and medical equipment"] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Sep 5 Mon Poland: Howe PS letter to No.10 (“Prime Minister’s visit to Poland”) [programme] [declassified 2016]
88 Sep 5 Mon Poland: No.10 letter to Howe PS ("Prime Minister's visit to Poland") [negotiation of programme for the visit, including Westerplatte & Gdansk shipyard workers' memorial, meeting with Archbishop Dabrowski, and 'walkabouts' to engage with members of public] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Sep 14 Wed Poland: Fowler PS letter to No.10 (Prime Minister’s visit to Poland) [benefits of a small firms sector] [declassified 2016]
88 Sep 14 Wed Poland: No.10 record of conversation (Robert Maxwell visit to Poland to meet with General Jaruzelski) [Charles Powell, Robert Maxwell] [declassified Jul 2016]
88 Sep 20 Tue Poland: No.10 note for file (Robert Maxwell meeting with General Jaruzelski: points to make) [passed on orally] [declassified 2016]
88 Sep 20 Tue Poland: FCO Eastern European Department minute to Howe PS (“Prime Minister’s visit to Poland”) [No.10 confused by Polish Ambassador request for meeting already confirmed, and FCO notes that he appears to distrust his own staff] [declassified 2016]
88 Sep 21 Wed Poland: Polish Ambassador letter to No.10 (meeting with the Prime Minister) [declassified 2016]
88 Sep 22 Thu Poland: Howe PS letter to No.10 (“Prime Minister’s visit to Poland: UK economic and financial policy”) [“present situation in Poland does not justify substantial… support”] [declassified 2016]