I am attaching, for favour of your consideration, a copy of a
despatch from the British Consul-General at Batavia  relative
to the possibility of linking Portuguese Timor with the British
system of aerial communication.
I might add that the Commonwealth Government has been seized for
some time with the desirability of precluding certain foreign
interests from obtaining a predominant control over Portuguese
Timor. To this end, it has in recent months actively interested
itself both with the Government at Lisbon and at Dilli in
endeavouring to protect and further the exploitation of an
Australian oil concession held in Portuguese Timor.