Your telegrams No. 48  and 49  received. The Commonwealth Government would be glad to receive Mr. Berendsen as High Commissioner for New Zealand in Australia  and arrangements would be made for Government Departments to co-operate with him in every possible way.
Having regard to our previous oral discussions we have not recently considered the question of appointing a High Commissioner in New Zealand. We will now do so. For the immediate present we would be content with our present representative in New Zealand.
 This decision need not however delay your plans in regard to Mr. Berendsen. We would give him a warm welcome and would bear in mind the question of making a reciprocal appointment as early as practicable.