155 Mr A. T. Stirling, External Affairs Officer in London, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 48 LONDON, 24 March 1938

Your telegram No. 13. [1] You will now have had Dominions Office circular telegram No. 75 [2] of 23rd March giving fully the provisional terms of Prime Minister's statement. Passage in telegram No.73 [3] which you queried was badly drafted. Obligation number 2 does not mean an obligation to Czechoslovakia. It is intended to refer to obligation of United Kingdom Government to France under treaty of Locarno which might arise as a result of possible attack on Czechoslovakia.

STIRLING

1 Document 152.

2 Document 154.

3 Document 150.

[AA : A981, GREAT BRITAIN 8B, ii]