204 Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister, to Mr H. V. C. Thorby, Minister for Defence

Letter 18 May 1938,

MOST SECRET

In connection with the question of the provision of reserves for Singapore, the Minister for External Affairs; has forwarded to me a letter in which he makes certain suggestions regarding the security of Australia as affected by British Naval co-operation.

[1] I attach copy of the letter for your information.

I should be glad if you would be good enough to let me have your comments on the suggestion that the United Kingdom Government be pressed for further information in this matter.

J. A. LYONS

1 Document 196.

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