399 Mr R. A. Butler, U.K. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister (in London)
Letter LONDON, 11 April 1941
I attach a fair copy of the account of our talk.
I told Bruce  at a lunch at the Chinese Embassy on Thursday that our Prime Minister  feels that America must be in on any decision in order to make it effective. He therefore prefers the method of a joint talk in Washington.
I have told Eden  of all developments, and it seems likely that the question will be raised by him with you and our Prime Minister-perhaps at the Cabinet. There is at any rate a general desire to get something fixed up.
R. A. BUTLER