Files from 1986-88 released
Today we have released files from the Prime Minister’s Office, spanning the years 1986-88.
The files are available to view in the public reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew. A selection of files has been digitised and can be viewed and downloaded using Discovery, our catalogue.
Highlights from the files
The newly released files shed light on a number of events discussed from 1986 to 1988, including Westland Helicopters (PREM 19/1667 – PREM 19/1671), the poll tax and the 1986 Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh (PREM 19/1978).
They also reveal discussions on relations between the UK and the Soviet Union (PREM 19/1973), Romania (PREM 19/1923) and South Africa (PREM 19/1965 – 1970) among other countries such as Israel, Norway and the US.
A larger number of files will be made available onsite at The National Archives and online throughout 2016.