230 Commonwealth Government to Melville

Cablegram [8] [1] CANBERRA, 20 July 1944

MOST IMMEDIATE SECRET

For Melville.

1. Your Financial 35. [2]

2. We do not agree that resolution is neutral. You should therefore not take part in resolution nor sign the final act but should indicate that you will submit the report of the Conference to the Australian Government after which it will be submitted to Parliament for consideration.

3. Re your 33. [3] Similar instructions apply to Reconstruction Bank.

1 The number in square brackets has been inserted from the Bretton Woods copy on file AA:CP10/1, bundle 1, [file 1].

2 Document 229.

3 Dispatched 19 July. On the file cited in note 1. It advised that the U.S. representatives were pressing for an expression of Australian views on subscription to the bank.

[AA:A989, 44/735/56/10, i]