32 Mr J.A. Lyons, Prime Minister, to Sir Thomas Inskip, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

Cablegram 22 1 March 1939,

Your telegram Circular B. No. 77. [1] Following on decision of Commonwealth Government February 28th [2] it would be appreciated if Charge d'Affaires Burgos [3] could be requested to give notification that the Commonwealth Government accords de jute recognition to the Government of General Franco.

LYONS

1 Not printed. This cablegram contained the text of the announcement by the U.K. Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, in the House of Commons on 27 February 1939 to the effect that the U.K. Government had decided to recognise the Government of General Franco as the Government of Spain, and that formal steps for recognition had been taken.

2 AA: A2694, vol. 16, Minute 580.

3 Sir Robert Hodgson.

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