304 Mr F. M. Forde, Deputy Prime Minister, to Lord Cranborne, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Cablegram 81  CANBERRA, 26 January 1942
MOST IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET
Following for the Prime Minister  from the Prime Minister. 
With further reference to my telegram 74  it is noted from
cablegram No. 45 from the New Zealand Government , which has
been repeated to us, that reference is made to Dominion membership
of the United Kingdom War Cabinet 'as this is in effect accorded
2. We are, of course, unaware of the terms of your communication
to New Zealand, but we wish it to be quite clear that our request
in cablegram No. 68  implied and meant full membership of the
United Kingdom War Cabinet with all rights and privileges unless
and until an Imperial War Cabinet is constituted.
3. We would be glad of early answer on Pacific Council scheme and
note that New Zealand Government seems to be in substantial
agreement with us.