14 Mr J.A. Lyons, Prime Minister, to Mr M. MacDonald, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

Cablegram 9 27 January 1939,

I am in receipt of your Circular telegram B. 20 of 25th January [1] for which I thank you. The contents have been noted and we will await your further informations. [2]

J.A.LYONS

1 Document 10.

2 The Acting High Commissioner in London, J. S. Duncan, subsequently kept in touch with the U.K. Dominions Secretary (Malcolm MacDonald until 28 January, then Sir Thomas Inskip), and reported on meetings in cablegrams to Lyons, no. 23 of 28 January, no 32 of 6 February and no 41 of 17 February 1939 (EA: A2937, European Situation). On 6 February Duncan told Lyons that 'Inskip hesitated about being very explicit but appeared to feel that situation was easier and tension somewhat lessened', and on 17 February that 'situation vis-a-vis Germany is for the present less tense'.

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