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82 Mr M. MacDonald, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister

Circular Cablegram B113 LONDON, 18 October 1937, 11.23 p.m.


Following for Prime Minister:-

My Circular B.112. [1] We have been considering very carefully the
attitude to be adopted when the Conference relating to the 1922
Treaty meets. [2] My immediately succeeding telegram [3] contains
a summary of the considerations which now present themselves to
us, but it win be realised that much must depend upon the course
of events before the Conference actually meets. We should of
course be very grateful for any observations upon the position or
upon our attitude as outlined in that telegram. It is hoped in any
case that there may be opportunities for full discussion with
Dominion representatives at the Conference as soon as they have
been appointed, and are available. The substance of our views has
also been communicated to the United States Government through His
Majesty's Ambassador at Washington' in similar terms.

1 Not printed.

2 The Brussels Conference, planned for 30 October 1937; see
Documents 78-80.

3 Document 83.

4 Sir Ronald Lindsay.

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Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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