338 Evatt to Glasgow
Cablegram 235 CANBERRA, 1 December 1943
Your 204 paragraph 2.  Canadian Mutual Aid.
1. Circumstances in which United Kingdom-United States of America
Mutual Aid Agreement was signed are very different from those
2. Inclusion in Canadian agreement of proposed article which
suggests tariff commitment would receive wide publicity here and
provoke controversy which would be most embarrassing and which we
must avoid at all costs.
3. You should indicate position frankly to the Prime Minister
stating that Australian Government, while appreciating general
Canadian desire to have reference to Mutual Aid principles, hopes
that present agreement with Canada will be confined solely to
actual provisions for implementing Mutual Aid.
4. Please tell Prime Minister from myself that no one can
appreciate better than he the danger of causing local political
repercussions whenever this can be avoided.
[FA:A3196, 1943, FOLDER, OUTWARDS MOST SECRET MASTER SHEETS, 0.33077]