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308 Mr N. Chamberlain, U.K. Prime Minister, to Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister

Cablegram log LONDON, 27 October 1938, 6.46 p.m.


Your telegram 26th October No. 106. [1]

Following for Prime Minister from my Prime Minister. [2]

I am very grateful for your message. You will have seen from
telegram Circular B.396 of October 26th [3] that the United
Kingdom Government are entirely in accord with the views of the
Commonwealth Government and that we have decided to take immediate
steps with a view to bringing the Agreement into force. The
question will be brought before Parliament when it reassembles. It
would be very helpful to me to be able to quote the substance of
your message in the House of Commons and I should much appreciate
it if you could see your way to agreeing to my doing so.

1 Document 307.

2 This cablegram was sent through the U.K. Dominions Secretary.

3 This cablegram from the Dominions Secretary stated that the
British Cabinet had decided on 26 October to bring the Anglo-
Italian Agreement of 16 April 1938 into force and to send
credentials to the British Ambassador in Rome accrediting him to
the King of Italy, Emperor of Ethiopia. Both the implementation of
the Agreement and the presentation of credentials were likely to
take place in mid-November (see AA : A981, Italy 30, ii).

[AA : A981, ITALY 30, ii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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