27 Australian Government to Noel-Baker
Cablegram 252 CANBERRA, 16 September 1948, 5.35 p.m.
Your telegram H.343 -Economic Planning.
1. We are grateful for the full information given in your telegram
on your thinking on economic planning for the future and in
particular on the programmes which are being prepared to meet
American requirements. As you suggest the forthcoming Conference
will provide an opportunity for exchange of views at the
Ministerial level on the general policy issues involved.
2. The Australian Delegation to the October Conference will
include Dr. H.C. Coombs, Director-General of Post War
Reconstruction, Dr. Roland Wilson, Treasury Representative in
Washington, and Mr. F. H. Wheeler, Assistant Secretary to the
Treasury, and these officers will be available for expert
discussions with your planning staff. Dr. Coombs left for London
on the 14th September and will be available for discussions before
the Conference opens.
[AA: A1838/272, 81/3/1/2, ii]