1989 Mar 1 - 1989 Aug 31
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

European Policy (European Monetary System (EMS)) (Part 4)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2016 Dec 30
Classification: Secret
Page count: 376
Any docs withheld? No

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89 Jun 24 Sat European Policy: Charles Powell minute to MT (economic & monetary union: unscheduled meeting with Lawson & Howe) [MT agrees to meeting next day, prior to departure for European summit in Madrid; CDP: "very selfish"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 20 Sat European Policy: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Chancellor of the Exchequer) [Lawson unhappy; MT seeks to smooth over public perception of rift in regard to economic policy; efforts to present united front complicated by subsequent No.10 press office advice/actions] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 10 Wed European Policy: Walters minute to MT ("When 'The Time Will Be Ripe'") ["This note attempts to set out a positive response [to the EMS issue] which will, nevertheless, preserve our position" - copy annotated by MT] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Aug 30 Wed European Policy: FCO telegram to UKE Paris ("EMU: French proposal for a High-Level Group") [Economic and Monetary Union: UK not keen to participate in Group] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Aug 22 Tue European Policy: UKE Bonn telegram to FCO ("EMU: German Finance Minister's views") [Economic and Monetary Union] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Aug 15 Tue European Policy: UKE Bonn telegram to FCO ("Economic and Monetary Union") ["First analysis of the Delors report by the Federal Economics Ministry reflects considerable scepticism"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Aug 8 Tue European Policy: UKE Rome telegram to FCO ("EMU: Delors report: the next steps") [Italian position] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jul 12 Wed European Policy: Walters minute to Paul Gray ("Rainforest protection - the Goldsmith proposal") ["that the industrialised countries pay Brazil etc for the service of maintaining their forests"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jul 12 Wed European Policy: Walters note to MT (UK participation in the exchange rate arrangements of the European Monetary System) [letter from Willem Buiter to "The Times"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jul 11 Tue European Policy: Walters minute to Gray ("Intervention and sterilisation - 1987 - 1988") [analysis] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jul 10 Mon European Policy: UKRep Brussels telegram to FCO ("ECOFIN Council: 10 July 1989: economic and monetary union: work programme") ["Commission to identify measures needed for EMU Stage 1 legislation by end of July"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jul 7 Fri European Policy: Treasury record of conversation (Lawson, Michael Butler, Jeremy Morse, Terence Burns) [economic & monetary union: follow-up to Madrid Council discussion of Delors report] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jun 23 Fri European Policy: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 ("Capital, banking and financial services: remaining restrictions") [analysis] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jun 21 Wed European Policy: Treasury letter to No.10 ("European Monetary Cooperation") [Adviser to the Governor of the Bank of England meeting with President of Bundesbank] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jun 18 Sun European Policy: No.10 Policy Unit minute to MT ("Europe: Delors and the Social Charter") ["key issue in responding to Delors is whether joining the ERM also requires this country to change from Thatcherism to European Corporatism"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jun 16 Fri European Policy: Walters minute to MT ("Germany's covert exchange control") [information requested by MT] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 Jun 7 Wed European Policy: UKE Madrid telegram to FCO ("Spain and the EMS") ["The annoucement [of intended entry] is in terms which do not make the commitment irrevocable"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 23 Tue European Policy: FCO telegram to UKRep Brussels ("Informal ECOFIN, 19-21 May") ["debate on the economic and political implications of... economic and monetary union"] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 21 Sun European Policy: No.10 record of conversation (UK membership of the ERM) [Paul Gray, Nigel Wicks: No.10 request that Lawson publicly clarify his position] [declassified Jul 2016]
89 May 19 Fri European Policy: UKE The Hague telegram to FCO ("The Delors Committee recommendations: Netherlands reactions") ["Van den Broek... added a strong appeal for those not in the EMS Exchange Rate Mechanism to join the system"] [declassified Jul 2016]