173 Critchley to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram unnumbered BATAVIA, [31 January 1949], 4.55 p.m.

SECRET

January 31. Commission forwarded first report [1] to Security Council today. Text included first four sentences of my telegram [2] January 29 and concluded as follows.

'Commission stressed to Acting Chairman importance of taking preliminary steps in compliance with resolution [3] without delay.

Acting Chairman promised to inform Commission as soon as he received instructions from his Government. At sixteen hundred hours 31st January no further information had been received by Commission except that matter was under discussion by Netherlands Cabinet.'

1 This report was registered as Document S/1235.

2 Document 171.

3 Document 168.

[AA : A1838, 403/3/1/1, xxi]