166 Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Commonwealth Government

Cablegram 107 LONDON, 20 April 1940, 9.52 p.m.

IMPORTANT MOST SECRET

Your telegram No. 153 of 16th April. [1]

The orders which had been prepared to issue to the Commander-in- Chief of the China Station [2] have not in fact been put into effect and have been suspended for a few days pending further consideration of the matter in the light of the views expressed by the Commonwealth Government. I shall telegraph to you further on the matter as soon as possible.

1 Document 148.

2 Admiral Sir Percy Noble.

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