351 Department of External Affairs to Noel-Baker
Cablegram 45, CANBERRA, 20 February 1948, 6.05 p.m.
Your D.82 Italian Colonies.
In absence of full information regarding conditions in ex-Italian territories, which we had expected Commission of Investigation to provide, we find it impossible to offer any endorsement of or even comment on assessment of situation outlined in your telegram under reference. Our position therefore remains unchanged.