200 Heydon to Burton
Cablegram 2539 LONDON, 29 July 1948, 6.22 p.m.
With reference to Massey's telegram No. 438  Minister has discussed the matter with Attlee and if any request is to be made to Australia it would come from the United Kingdom Government.
This is clear principle and procedure. However, if Massey starts visiting affected areas it may cause embarrassment and Minister thinks he should not be encouraged. 
2. Minister has been very active since arrival on Monday and left for Geneva this morning (Thursday). He has seen the Prime Minister, Bevin, Cripps, Noel Baker and other Ministers and has been in close touch with Geneva during the week.