152 Department of External Affairs to Mr A. T. Stirling, External Affairs Officer in London
Please see Dominions Office Circular telegram No. 73 of 22nd
March.  Obligation No. 2 in regard to Czechoslovakia is in
conflict with our previous notions and advice to our Government.
Repeated statements of British commitments have not mentioned
this-e.g. Leamington.  They refer to British interest, only in
Central Europe and not to commitments. We would like to know
precisely what is the obligation referred to and in what
circumstances it would operate.
[AA: A981, GREAT BRITAIN 8B, ii]