146 Mr M. MacDonald, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, to Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister

Circular Cablegram B69 LONDON, 19 March 1938, 12.08 p.m.

CONFIDENTIAL

Following for Prime Minister:-

My telegram 16th March, Circular B. 59. [1] The exact words used by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs [2] in the course of his speech which was one in reply to a general debate on foreign affairs are given in my telegram of 18th March, Circular B. No.

65. [3] Their purpose was limited to the intention set out in the sentence beginning 'this statement is intended' in my Circular B.

No. 59. Juridical problems arising are being considered in connection with the receipt of the notification from the German Embassy reported in my telegram of 17th March, Circular B. No. 63.

[4]

1 Document 138.

2 Viscount Halifax.

3 Document 145.

4 Document 142.

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