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Domestic Affairs - A to E
Aircraft
PREM 15/2004
PREM 15/2005
PREM 15/2218
PREM 15/2227


1970-74 Future of British aircraft industry
PREM 16/1
PREM 16/2




1974 Future of the Concorde aircraft project
PREM 16/3 1974 Prime Minister's meeting on 1 April 1974 with deputation from Bristol on future of Concorde aircraft project: local employment concerns
PREM 16/217 1974 Public ownership and control of aircraft and shipbuilding industries
FCO 9/2131 1974 Crash of Turkish Airlines DC-10 near Paris, France, 3 March 1974
FCO 33/2308 1974 Swissair aircraft crash, Schwechat, Vienna: alleged negligence by Austrian Air Traffic Controllers and insurance of aircraft on London market; reciprocity between UK and Austria
FCO 33/2444 1974 Swissair aircraft crash, Schwechat, Vienna: alleged negligence by Austrian Air Traffic Controllers and insurance of aircraft on London market; reciprocity between UK and Austria
Arms sales and supply
PREM 15/2154 1974 American attitude to events in Middle East
PREM 15/2218 1974 Export of Rolls-Royce Viper engines to South Africa: correspondence with Arthur Palmer MP
PREM 15/2223 1973-74 Export of aircraft and aeroengines to China: reappraisal of COCOM (Co-ordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Control) rules for export of strategic arms; part 2
PREM 16/63 1974 Helicopter training for the Egyptian Navy
PREM 16/133 1974 Possible sales of frigates and other defence equipment to Indonesia
PREM 16/175 1974 Supply of Centurion Tanks for Israel
FCO 93/2 1973 Sale and supply of defence equipment from UK to Algeria
FCO 93/372 1973-74 UK policy on arms sales to Libya
FCO 93/373
FCO 93/374




1974 Exports of military equipment from UK to Libya
FCO 93/396
FCO 93/397
FCO 93/398



1974 Sale of helicopters to Saudi Arabia for Egypt
FCO 93/399 1974 Resale by Egypt of defence equipment to third countries
FCO 93/400 1972-74 Discussions with United States on defence sales to Egypt
FCO 93/373
FCO 93/374




1974 Exports of military equipment from UK to Libya
FCO 93/396
FCO 93/397
FCO 93/398



1974 Sale of helicopters to Saudi Arabia for Egypt
FCO 93/399 1974 Resale by Egypt of defence equipment to third countries
FCO 93/400 1972-74 Discussions with United States on defence sales to Egypt
FCO 93/404
FCO 93/405
FCO 93/406
FCO 93/407
FCO 93/408
FCO 93/409
1974 Exports of military equipment from UK to Egypt
FCO 93/420
FCO 93/421
FCO 93/422



1974 Exports of military equipment from UK to Jordan
FCO 93/564 1974 Export of military equipment from France to countries involved in Arab/Israel dispute
FCO 93/565 1974 Lifting of embargo on export of military equipment from UK to countries involved in Arab/Israel war in Middle East (Yom Kippur War)
FCO 93/566
FCO 93/567
FCO 93/568



1974 UK policy on export of arms and associated equipment to countries involved in Arab/Israel dispute
FCO 93/399 1974 Resale by Egypt of defence equipment to third countries
FCO 93/400 1972-74 Discussions with United States on defence sales to Egypt
FCO 93/581 1974 Policy on exports of military equipment from UK to Syria
FCO 93/1968 1974 Importation of arms into Cyprus
FCO 93/2019 1974 Sale of arms and military equipment to Greece
FCO 93/2021 1974 Sale of frigates to Greek Navy
FCO 9/2079
FCO 9/2080




1974 Sale of arms from UK to Portugal
FCO 9/2096 1974 Sale of military equipment from UK to Spain
FCO 9/2124
FCO 9/2125




1974 Sale of military equipment from UK to Turkey
FCO 87/324 1974 Export of military and defence equipment from UK to Republic of Ireland
FCO 87/382 1974 Supply of United States military equipment to UK army in Northern Ireland
FCO 87/392 1974 Illegal imports of arms into Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland
FCO 87/389 1974 Sales of UK defence equipment to Canada
FCO 82/462 1974 Purchase of United States' military equipment by UK
FCO 8/2201
FCO 8/2202
FCO 8/2203
FCO 8/2204


1974 UK arms sales to Kuwait
FCO 8/2234
FCO 8/2235
FCO 8/2236



1974 UK arms sales to Oman
FCO 8/2276
FCO 8/2277
FCO 8/2278



1974 UK arms sales to Iran
FCO 8/2321
FCO 8/2322
FCO 8/2323



1974 UK arms sales to Iraq
FCO 8/2343
FCO 8/2344




1974 UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia
FCO 8/2366
FCO 8/2367
FCO 8/2368
FCO 8/2369


1974 UK arms sales to United Arab Emirates (UAE)
FCO 8/2385 1974 UK arms sales to Yemen Arab Republic (YAR)
FCO 45/1234 1972 UK policy on arms embargoes
FCO 45/1235
FCO 45/1236
FCO 45/1237
FCO 45/1238


1972 Supply of Jaguar aircraft from UK to various countries
FCO 45/1239 1972 Supply of Blowpipe, man-portable surface-to-air missiles, from UK to various countries
FCO 46/1240 1974 Agreements on arms sales
FCO 46/1241 1974 Supply of warships from UK to foreign countries: concerns raised over effect of government policy on shipbuilding industries
FCO 45/1526 1974 Sale of military equipment to Madagascar
FCO 45/1568 1974 Sale of military equipment from UK to Zambia
FCO 45/1625 1974 Exports of Wasp helicopters from UK to South Africa
FCO 45/1617
FCO 45/1618
FCO 45/1619
FCO 45/1620
FCO 45/1629

1974 UK policy on arms embargo against South Africa
FCO 37/1474
FCO 37/1475
FCO 37/1476
FCO 37/1477


1974 Exports of military equipment from UK to India
FCO 37/1518
FCO 37/1519
FCO 37/1520
FCO 37/1521


1973-74 Export of missile systems, arms and equipment from UK to Pakistan
FCO 33/2356 1974 Sale of military equipment by UK to Denmark
FCO 33/2443 1974 Export of French arms
FCO 28/2648
FCO 28/2649




1973-74 UK policy on export of military equipment to Yugoslavia
Arts and entertainment
PREM 16/5 1974 Prime Minister's meeting on 2 August 1974 with Patrick Gibson, Chairman of the Arts Council on financing for the arts
FCO 34/236
FCO 34/237
FCO 34/238
FCO 34/239
FCO 34/240
FCO 34/241
1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/242
FCO 34/243
FCO 34/244
FCO 34/245
FCO 34/246
FCO 34/247
1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/248
FCO 34/249
FCO 34/250
FCO 34/251
FCO 34/252
FCO 34/253
1974-75 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/254
FCO 34/255
FCO 34/256
FCO 34/257
FCO 34/258
FCO 34/259
1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/260
FCO 34/261
FCO 34/262
FCO 34/263
FCO 34/264
FCO 34/265
1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/266
FCO 34/267
FCO 34/268
FCO 34/269
FCO 34/270
FCO 34/271
1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/272
FCO 34/273
FCO 34/274
FCO 34/275
FCO 34/276
FCO 34/277
1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/278
FCO 34/279
FCO 34/280
FCO 34/281
FCO 34/282
FCO 34/283
1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 34/284
FCO 34/285
FCO 34/286
FCO 34/287


1974 Cultural exchange
FCO 28/2601 1970-74 Art, culture and education in Soviet Union: includes reports of Profsoyuznaya massacre involving repression of avant-garde artists in Moscow
FCO 28/2602
FCO 28/2603
FCO 28/2604
FCO 28/2605
FCO 28/2606

1974 Visit of Bolshoi ballet company, to UK, June to July 1974
Bank of England
FCO 8/2200 1974 Visit of Mr Gordon Richardson, Governor of Bank of England, to Kuwait, 16 to 19 November 1974
PREM 15/2012 1973-74 Increase in salaries of Sir Michael Swann, chairman of BBC, and Lord Aylestone, chairman of IBA
PREM 15/2085 1973-74 Proposal that British television (BBC) be provided by cablevision to Belgium: possible meeting between Prime Minister and Sir Michael Swann, Chairman of the BBC
PREM 16/12 1974 Prime Minister's meeting with the Chairman of the BBC, Sir Michael Swann, 2 April 1974, on government and BBC relations and the future of the BBC
FCO 28/2612 1974 Soviet Union: press and radio comment on UK
Channel Tunnel
PREM 15/2225 1973-74 Channel Tunnel: arrangements for signature of Treaty and Agreement No 2 during President Pompidou's visit, Dec 1973; part 5
FCO 33/2426
FCO 33/2427
FCO 33/2428
FCO 33/2429
FCO 33/2430
FCO 33/2431
1974 Various papers
Civil service
PREM 15/2020 1973-74 Non-industrial civil service pay: anomaly settlement, November 1973; part 5
PREM 15/2022 1973-74 Effects of incomes policy on pensions of civil servants retiring during 1973
PREM 15/2023 1973-74 Prime Minister's instruction to departments on reduction in paperwork
PREM 15/2206 1974 The Pottinger/Poulson case: disciplinary action against William George Pottinger, senior civil servant, following his conviction; part 2
PREM 16/14 1974 Dispersal of government work from London: implementation of the 1973 Hardman Report
PREM 16/15 1974 Non-industrial civil service pay: time-lag in pay research
PREM 16/17 1974 William George Pottinger: dismissal from the civil service; forfeiture of superannuation benefits
PREM 16/18 1974 Special compensation payments for UK civil servants in Northern Ireland
Communism
PREM 15/2219
PREM 15/2220
PREM 15/2221



1970-74 Anglo-Soviet relations following expulsion of Soviet spies in 1971: Prime Minister's meetings with NM Lunkov, Soviet Ambassador, on 29 Jun and 3 Oct 1973, and 3 Jan 1974; Prime Minister's message to Leonid Brezhnev
PREM 16/98 1974 Prime Minister's appeal to East German government for clemency in cases of Susan Ballantine and Allan Watson who were sentenced in East Germany
PREM 16/280 1974 The Panov case: application to leave USSR; possible cancellation of Bolshoi Ballet tour linked to British government public protest
Community relations
PREM 16/115 1974 Setting up of Royal Commission on Distribution of Income and Wealth
Concorde
FCO 33/2449
FCO 33/2450
FCO 33/2451



1974 Co-operation between France and UK on Concorde project
Economy
PREM 16/32 1974 National Economic Development Council: briefing for Prime Minister; parts 1, 2, 3 and 4
PREM 16/33 1974 Article in The Guardian alleging that a paper on indirect control of incomes by use of taxation was being ciruclated by right-wing ministers
PREM 16/34 1974 Prime Minister's suggestion that diagram showing how taxes are spent should be included with tax return forms
PREM 16/35 1974 Aide Memoire by RH Grierson to Prime Minister on stimulating the flow of funds into industrial investment: study undertaken for National Economic Development Office
PREM 16/36 1974 Prime Minister asked whether increase in volume of dealings in Kruggerands in the City should lead to reimposition of ban on dealing in gold coins
PREM 16/37 1974 Ministerial consideration of economic forecasts
PREM 16/38 1974 Official sterling balances: termination of sterling guarantees
PREM 16/39 1974 Public expenditure programme: programme analysis and review (PAR); parts 1, 2 and 3
PREM 16/40 1974 Economic strategy: government policy on pay and prices; future of the Pay Board
PREM 16/41 1974 Economic strategy: government policy on pay and prices; statutory pay controls; abolition of the Pay Board; part 2
PREM 16/42 1974 Economic strategy: government policy on pay and prices; voluntary collective bargaining; part 3
PREM 16/43 1974 Economic strategy: government policy on pay and prices; voluntary collective bargaining; use of taxation to reinforce policy; part 4
PREM 16/44 1974 Economic strategy: policy on pay and prices; review of the Price Code; the Social Contract; part 5
PREM 16/45 1974 Top Salaries Review Body (chairman Lord Boyle of Handsworth); government response to recommendations; Prime Minister's meeting with chairmen of the three Salary Review Bodies on 21 June 1974
PREM 16/46 1974 Top Salaries Review Body: government response to recommendations; proposals for reduction in ministerial salaries; part
PREM 16/47 1974 Top Salaries Review Body: government response to recommendations; parliamentary announcement; proposals for ministerial salaries; part 3
PREM 16/48 1974 UK balance of payments: quarterly reports; exchanges with Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster on public sector borrowing overseas
PREM 16/50 1974 Court Line Ltd: financial difficulties; possible government assistance
PREM 16/51 1974 Financial support for British film industry: National Film Finance Corporation; "Eady levy" system
PREM 16/52 1974 Page Committee Report on National Savings 1973: index-linked National Savings bonds; future of Trustee Savings Banks; National Savings stamps
PREM 16/53 1974 Restoration to trade unions of the tax relief on provident income lost under the Industrial Relations Act 1971
PREM 16/54 1974 Threat by Shell Chemicals UK to divert sales overseas if Price Commission rejected price increase application
PREM 16/55 1974 Interdepartmental co-ordination of problems of management of commodity markets
PREM 16/56 1974 Leak of information from Treasury economic forecast passed to European Commission: article in The Guardian, 22 June 1974, by Richard Norton-Taylor
PREM 16/57 1974 Prime Minister's enquiry whether donations to Aims of Industry qualify for tax relief
PREM 16/58 1974 Conservative Party election manifesto claim about the true rate of inflation
PREM 16/59 1974 Budget March 1974: drafts of Chancellor of the Excehquer's budget statement
PREM 16/60 1974 Budget July 1974: draft of Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget statement; part 2
PREM 16/61 1974 Budget November 1974: drafts of Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement; part 3
PREM 16/115 1974 Setting up of Royal Commission on Distribution of Income and Wealth
PREM 16/218 1974 General policy on price increases and subsidies
PREM 16/284 1974 Monthly overseas trade figures: Prime Minister's comments and suggestions
Education
PREM 16/64 1974 Briefing for Prime Minister's campaign visits during the general election period, Sep-Oct 1974
PREM 16/65 1974 Request by Norman Buchan, Minister of State for Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, to enter Royal Ordnance Factory Bishopton to canvass the support of workers in the factory for his candidature in the general election
PREM 16/67 1974 Prime Minister's enquiry about shortening the period between dissolution of Parliament and a general election
PREM 16/68 1974 Private poll undertaken by Chief Whip about election dates: leak to Sunday Express
PREM 16/69 1974 Appointment of Election Business Committee for duration of campaign: suggestion that Prime Minister should chair
PREM 16/70 1974 Recording of early morning news programmes during election period
PREM 16/71 1974 Legal position regarding party political advertising during an election campaign; wording on placards used by Prime Minister on electioneering tours
PREM 16/103 1974 Contingency briefs prepared for an incoming administration in the event of a change of government
PREM 16/113 1974 Prime Minister's minute to ministers in charge of departments about situation following General Election
Emergencies
PREM 15/2108 1974 Assistance from voluntary organisations during the fuel crisis
Environment
PREM 16/96 1974 French nuclear tests in the Pacific: protests by Australia and New Zealand governments; arrangements for monitoring by Royal AirForce and Royal Navy
PREM 16/102 1974 Waste Management Advisory Council: co-ordination of recycling responsibilities in Whitehall; report by Sir Alan Cottrell, Chief Scientific Adviser on future world trends
PREM 16/117 1974 Co-ordination within Whitehall of responsibility for environmental standards: Lord Zuckerman suggestion of setting up of Cabinet Office Committee
Equal opportunities
PREM 15/2152 1973-74 Representations to Prime Minister by Sir Geoffrey Howe, Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs, on increasing the number of women's appointments to public bodies