74 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister
Cablegram 140 LONDON, 22 February 1940, 6.30 p.m.
MOST SECRET IMMEDIATE FOR THE PRIME MINISTER
My telegram of today.  Relations of major scheme to present proposals examined by the War Cabinet. Broad conclusion was that the prospect of obtaining the co-operation or acquiescence of Norway and Sweden so slight that major proposal practically dead and effect on it of present proposals can therefore be ignored.
Some members of the War Cabinet consider that even if major scheme still a possibility immediate action re Norwegian territorial waters would not prejudice it. This view I doubt.
Dominions Office cabling fully tonight.