77 Department of External Affairs to High Commissioner's Office in London

Cablegram 735 CANBERRA, 8 February 1946

SECRET

Please endeavour to obtain the support of the United Kingdom Government to the election of Australia to the Central Committee at the forthcoming Council Meeting of U.N.R.R.A. [1] We propose to bring forward similar resolution to last August [2] to increase Central Committee from 6 to 9 by adding Australia, Brazil and one European country yet to be determined. It would also be helpful to know of any United Kingdom proposals concerning the future of U.N.R.R.A. [3]

1 The Council of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration was to meet in Atlantic City on 15 March.

2 See Volume VIII, Document 214.

3 Cablegram 173 of 15 March advised the External Affairs Dept that Addison had indicated U.K. support for the resolution and the election of Australia to the Central Committee, and that the United Kingdom did not intend putting any proposals forward.

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