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25 Coombs to McFadyen

Letter (extract) [CANBERRA], 10 September 1948

The Prime Minister has decided that I should go to London almost
immediately to confer with United Kingdom economic staff on long-
term economic plans to deal with the shortage of dollars. The
purpose of the consultation is to ensure that Australia and other
members of the sterling area are working to common assumptions as
to the nature of the possible settlement and that plans for
development between the various Commonwealth countries should be
effectively coordinated. It is the Prime Minister's intention that
I should remain in London to assist in the work of the Prime
Minister's Conference where this question, as well as the question
of economic development of the resources of the British
Commonwealth, are major items on the agenda.

[AA: M448, 137]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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