256 Evatt to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram E49 LONDON, 20 May 1946, 8.20 p.m.

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Your Arco F.E.C. [1]

Basic Policy should be certainly considered by Committee. The delay is inexcusable since the Committee, chaired by the Minister dealt with the matter in November. [2]

1 Document 249.

2 On 4 June the F.E.C. Steering Committee referred consideration of a basic post surrender policy for Japan to a sub-committee comprising representatives of the United States, the Soviet Union and Australia.

[AA:A1067, ER46/13/12]