335 Evatt to Burton
Cablegram E11 LONDON, 16 August 1948, 1.08 p.m.
MOST IMMEDIATE PERSONAL AND SECRET
At special request of United Kingdom Government after discussion
with Beven I have sent most immediate telegram to Shaw as
Begins-United Kingdom Government is most anxious that you should
not, at present, bring up matter regarding Civil Service disputes
at Allied Council. Embarrassment with United States Government on
other matters would be considerable. I agree with this view and
you should hold your hand until you get further instructions.
2. Please confirm these instructions to Shaw immediately.
3. It must be remembered that Australia has not a separate vote
and therefore it would be impossible for Shaw to speak for
Australia only. Will speak to you later regarding this matter.