11


[PDF]PRIME MINISTER Chancellor Schmidt's Visit: 10/11...

2 downloads 354 Views 2MB Size

PRIME MINISTER

Chancellor

Schmidt's V i s i t :

10/11 May

I a t t a c h i n the f o l d e r below the b r i e f s with Chancellor

S c h m i d t on 10 a n d 11 May.

programme f o r t h e v i s i t . more d e t a i l helpful

f o r your

discussions

I a l s o attach a suggested

T h i s m i n u t e g o e s t h r o u g h t h e programme i n

and i d e n t i f i e s

some p o i n t s on w h i c h i t w o u l d be

very

t o have y o u r d e c i s i o n s .

Briefing

Meeting

You

may

find

of t h e v i s i t ,

i t u s e f u l t o have a b r i e f i n g m e e t i n g i n advance

w h i c h w o u l d be a t t e n d e d

officials

directly

the t a l k s

and r a i s e

the b r i e f s .

involved, i n order any q u e s t i o n s

b y t h e M i n i s t e r s and s e n i o r to discuss the handling of

w h i c h y o u may

I f y o u w o u l d l i k e t o do t h i s ,

be 17^0 on Wednesday 9 May 45 m i n u t e s ) .

^

have a f t e r

a p o s s i b l e time would

( t h e m e e t i n g need not l a s t

^U-U

reading

f o r more

than

O^i^

Arrival

Would y o u l i k e to

meet C h a n c e l l o r

Airport

on t h e i r

There w i l l

t o ask t h e F o r e i g n

a n d Commonwealth

S c h m i d t and t h e o t h e r

arrival

Secretary

German M i n i s t e r s a t t h e

Mr

and e s c o r t them t o No. 10?

be i n t e n s e p r e s s

interest

i n the v i s i t

and a

l a r g e number o f cameramen i n D o w n i n g S t r e e t t o p h o t o g r a p h t h e

Chancellor's Chancellor for

arrival:

i t w o u l d be a p p r o p r i a t e

Schmidt at the Front

Door and s t a n d

a m i n u t e o r two f o r p h o t o g r a p h s .

the Front

Hall

f o r you t o meet

on t h e s t e p w i t h h i m

You c o u l d then b r i n g him i n t o

f o r a more f o r m a l p h o t o c a l l .

Talks

Your f i r s t

session of t a l k s with Chancellor

following his arrival, takers present, Secretary prefer?

Schmidt,

c o u l d e i t h e r be t e t e a t e t e , w i t h o n l y

or a quatre,with

the Foreign

and H e r r G e n s c h e r p r e s e n t

as w e l l .

note­

and Commonwealth

Which would you

( I f y o u p r e f e r a t e t e a t e t e , t h e two F o r e i g n M i n i s t e r s

c o u l d h a v e t h e i r own t e t e a t e t e m e e t i n g i n t h e F o r e i g n Commonwealth O f f i c e a t t h e same t i m e . ) (if

immediately

you accept

Finance

and

M i n i s t e r s and

S i r John Hunt's recommendation t h a t they /part)

should

take





-

2

­

p a r t ) D e f e n c e M i n i s t e r s w o u l d a l s o be h a v i n g during this The be

held

bilaterals

period.

main p u r p o s e o f t h e p l e n a r y i n the Cabinet

w o u l d be a t t e n d e d to

t h e i r own

session of talks,

which

could

Room a t 1030 on F r i d a y 11 May and w h i c h

b y a l l t h e members o f b o t h d e l e g a t i o n s , w i l l

be

summarise t h e r e s u l t s o f t h e v a r i o u s b i l a t e r a l s between M i n i s t e r s

t o i d e n t i f y p o i n t s f o r a c t i o n w h i c h n e e d t o be f o l l o w e d up by

and

Ministers.

Dinner

A guest l i s t 10 May i s b e i n g

f o r your dinner

submitted

Would y o u l i k e Chancellor's

t o make a s h o r t

health?

is

speech before

proposing the

In view o f t h e p u b l i c a t i o n o f t h e C o n s e r v a t i v e

f o u r days l a t e r ,

this

c o u l d be a good

on w h i c h t o s e t t h e t o n e and s t y l e f o r t h e G o v e r n m e n t ' s

a p p r o a c h t o EEC m a t t e r s ; wish

S c h m i d t on T h u r s d a y

t o you s e p a r a t e l y .

P a r t y ' s European M a n i f e s t o occasion

f o rChancellor

against

the p o s s i b i l i t y

t o u s e i t i n t h i s way, a d r a f t s p e e c h w i t h

i n preparation

and w i l l

be s u b m i t t e d

t h a t you might

a European

emphasis

t o you s e p a r a t e l y .

Lunch

The occasion

lunch

on F r i d a y 11 May w i l l

( M i n i s t e r s and o f f i c i a l s ,

appropriate

on t h i s o c c a s i o n

be much more o f a w o r k i n g

no w i v e s ) and i t w o u l d be

t o make a s h o r t e r s p e e c h w i t h t h e

e m p h a s i s on A n g l o / G e r m a n r e l a t i o n s a n d b i l a t e r a l speaking

Press



choice

o f t h e c i n e m a i n M i l l b a n k Tower f o r t h e P r e s s

C o n f e r e n c e i s d i c t a t e d b o t h by p r o x i m i t y good f a c i l i t i e s you

Draft

notes are i n preparation.

Conference The

matters.

and by t h e f a c t

f o r TV e t c . a r e a v a i l a b l e t h e r e .

and C h a n c e l l o r

Secretaries, w i l l

Schmidt, w i t h your Foreign be s e a t e d

You

w o u l d open t h e P r e s s

the

outcome o f t h e t a l k s

Conference with (draft £

M i n i s t e r s and P r e s s

with the

on c h a i r s j u s t b e h i n d y o u .

a short

statement

summarising

i n preparation): Chancellor rl'



I f you agree,

a t a t a b l e on t h e s t a g e ,

o t h e r M i n i s t e r s from both s i d e s seated

that

,»^>U*wJ<*»

(

/would

Schmidt then



-

would then

C h a n c e l l o r Schmidt's V i s i t I assume t h a t ,

^

will

not wish

afternoon his

­

r e p l y w i t h a s i m i l a r s t a t e m e n t and t h e r e s t

C o n f e r e n c e w o u l d be q u e s t i o n

you

3

of the

and a n s w e r .

t o Oxford

because of the p r e s s u r e

of other

business,

t o accompany C h a n c e l l o r S c h m i d t t o O x f o r d

o f 11 May

i n order

t o be p r e s e n t

on t h e

at t h e conferment o f

h o n o r a r y d e g r e e by t h e C h a n c e l l o r o f t h e U n i v e r s i t y , Mr.

(although

i t would of course

able to spare like

the time

t o ask t h e F o r e i g n

be v e r y g r e a t l y

for this).

appreciated

and Commonwealth

Secretary or

to escort the Chancellor to Oxford?

essential

(no M i k i s t e r a c c o m p a n i e d H e r r a few y e a r s

4 May

1979



.

i f y o u were



This

another



i s not

B r a n d t on a s i m i l a r

ago) b u t i f a M i n i s t e r

be an a p p r o p r i a t e C o u r t e s y . /

Macmillan

I f y o u c a n n o t go, w o u l d y o u

Minister

occasion



c a n be s p a r e d

i t would



DRAFT PROGRAMME FOR CHANCELLOR SCHMIDT'S V I S I T , 10-11 MAY 1979

T h u r s d a y 10 May

1650

C h a n c e l l o r Schmidt, Herr Genscher, Herr Matthoefer, H e r r A p e l p l u s P r i v a t e S e c r e t a r i e s and a d v i s e r s , a r r i v e at N o r t h o l t . Met by F o r e i g n

a n d Commonwealth

1655

H e l i c o p t e r t o Kensington

1710

A r r i v e K e n s i n g t o n P a l a c e Gardens and d r i v e ( w i t h e s c o r t ) t o 10 D o w n i n g S t r e e t .

1730

C h a n c e l l o r S c h m i d t and H e r r G e n s c h e r , e s c o r t e d by F o r e i g n a n d Commonwealth S e c r e t a r y , a r r i v e a t No. 10. P h o t o c a l l s on f r o n t s t e p

Palace

Secretary. Gardens

and i n F r o n t

police

Hall.

H e r r M a t t h o e f e r t o No. 11 D o w n i n g S t r e e t f o r i n t r o d u c t o r y s e s s i o n of t a l k s w i t h C h a n c e l l o r o f t h e Exchequer. Herr Apel t o M i n i s t r y of Defence f o r t a l k s w i t h Defence Secretary. 1745

F i r s t s e s s i o n o f t a l k s i n W h i t e D r a w i n g Room: Prime M i n i s t e r , C h a n c e l l o r S c h m i d t , F o r e i g n a n d Commonwealth S e c r e t a r y and H e r r Genscher.

1845

C h a n c e l l o r S c h m i d t a n d H e r r G e n s c h e r l e a v e No. 10 f o r t h e C a r l t o n Tower H o t e l t o c h a n g e f o r d i n n e r . Chancellor

S c h m i d t and h i s p a r t y

2000 f o r D i n n e r f o r 66 g u e s t s 2015 ( b l a c k t i e ) .

Short 2300 approx.

speeches.

Chancellor Overnight

Friday

r e t u r n t o No. 10.

(with wives) i n State Dining

Room





Schmidt and h i s p a r t y t a k e

their

leave,



a t C a r l t o n Tower H o t e l .

11 May

1030

P l e n a r y s e s s i o n o f t a l k s a t 10 D o w n i n g S t r e e t ( C a b i n e t Room) a t t e n d e d b y M i n i s t e r s a n d o f f i c i a l s o f b o t h

delegations.

1145

Plenary



s e s s i o n ends.

L e a v e No. 10 by c a r f o r M i l l b a n k

Tower

1200

Press

1245

R e t u r n t o No. 10 b y c a r

1300

L u n c h i n S t a t e D i n i n g Room f o r b o t h

1430 approx.

C h a n c e l l o r Schmidt takes h i s leave. L a t e r , C h a n c e l l o r

S c h m i d t , e s c o r t e d by t h e M i n i s t e r o f S t a t e , FCO, d r i v e s

to Oxford f o r conferment o f Honorary Degree.

C o n f e r e n c e i n M i l l b a n k Tower C i n e m a

delegations

DRAFT PROGRAMME FOR CHANCELLOR SCHMIDT'S V I S I T , 1 0 - 1 *

Thursday

MAY 1979

10 May

C h a n c e l l o r S c h m i d t , H e r r G e n s c h e r , £andt H e r r M a t t h o e f e r , ^ p l u s P r i v a t e S e c r e t a r i e s and a d v i s e r s , a r r i v e a t

Northolt.

1650

Met

by F o r e i g n

a n d Commonwealth

Secretary.

1655

Helicopter t o Kensington Palace

1710

A r r i v e K e n s i n g t o n P a l a c e Gardens and d r i v e

( w i t h p o l i c e e s c o r t ) t o 10 D o w n i n g S t r e e t .

1730

C h a n c e l l o r S c h m i d t a n d H e r r G e n s c h e r , e s c o r t e d by

F o r e i g n a n d Commonwealth S e c r e t a r y , a r r i v e a t No.10.

P h o t o c a l l s on f r o n t s t e p



Gardens,

and i n F r o n t



Hall.



H e r r M a t t h o e f e r t o No. 11 D o w n i n g S t r e e t f o r i n t r o ductory session o f t a l k s with Chancellor o f t h e E x c h e q u e r . \~\tfS flfiU.
1745

-. Q~CfLfy*~ r Oh^^^KA^U MCAU£—cts$ nets C h a n c e l l o r S c h m i d t a n d H e r r G e n s c h e r l e a v e NO'. 10 f o r t h e C a r l t o n Tower H o t e l i n o r d e r t o c h a n g e for dinner.

\yk*s
1845

2000 f o r

2015

fA.

//

\a

' \r

i 1 '

D i n n e r f o r 66 g u e s t s Room ( b l a c k t i e ) .

Short

speeches

/

tC -*J

(with wives) i n State

Overnight

Friday 1030 1145

Schmidt and h i s p a r t y

1245 1300 1430



take

Chancellor

their

leave.





a t C a r l t o n Tower H o t e l .

11 May

P l e n a r y s e s s i o n o f t a l k s a t 10 D o w n i n g S t r e e t ( C a b i n e t Room) (XO'Lvvtk-J ^ C^'M'TA^ rti)fal^'4U ty (AJ/1 <}pLufl/>' P l e n a r y s e s s i o n ends. L e a v e No. 10 by c a r f o r M i l l b a n k

1200

11

Dining



After dinner: further private talk with Schmidt i f r e q u i r e d .

2300 approx. C h a n c e l l o r

l^yfh^

Press

Conference

.

Tower

i n M i l l b a n k Tower C i n e m a

R e t u r n t o No. 10 by c a r

L u n c h i n S t a t e D i n i n g Room f o r b o t h d e l e g a t i o n s

C h a n c e l l o r Schmidt takes h i s l e a v e . Later, Chancellor S c h m i d t , e s c o r t e d b y ( t h e FRG A m b a s s a d o r , d r i v e s t o

Oxford f o r conferment o f Honorary Degree.