115 Cutler to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 11 WELLINGTON, 20 January 1949, 1.05 p.m.
Nash announced today that Shanahan will not attend owing to transport difficulties. Inglis, New Zealand Trade Commissioner, Bombay, has been instructed to take over as principal observer and to make explanation to Indian Government. Actual fact was that External Affairs Department were misled by local press report [that] conference had been postponed to 27th and had made travel arrangements on that basis.