371 Dedman to Shedden

Cablegram 82, CANBERRA, 4 May 1949

IMPORTANT TOP SECRET

1. Advice contained in your 396 from Washington while disappointing was not unexpected as Prime Minister when in London was advised of personal reactions of certain high United States officials to the purpose of your visit.

2. Action requested under para 8 is being taken.

3. Reference para 7. Prime Minister advises me that in talks with Attlee, Bevin and Alexander it was agreed that they would discuss the matter with you on your arrival in London and that therefore there is no need to inform Attlee contents your cable.

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