32 Officer to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram Hague 52 THE HAGUE, 14 April 1947, 7.09 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET
Reference your telegram 38. 
1. I called on Van Vredenburch today and again strongly urged along the lines contained in your telegram 38 that the decision concerning the visas should be reconsidered.
2. I was advised that the situation remained as reported in my Hague 51  and that the Netherlands Charge d'Affaires at Canberra would not be authorised to issue the visas for the reasons already stated.
3. I was told informally- (A) That reports published concerning Dutch-Indonesian negotiations on economic matters were misleading and in fact these are still at a delicate stage;
(B) That the Netherlands Cabinet (vide my telegram 51 paragraph 5) was in session and would remain in session until late this evening;
(C) That if Cabinet did review its decision I would be informed immediately.
4. I am of the opinion that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not expect Cabinet at this juncture to reverse its decision.