Cablegram unnumbered LONDON , 4 November 1937, 7.50 p.m.
MOST SECRET PRIVATE
Session of Conference  held this afternoon. It is now almost
certain that small committee will be appointed to study the
Japanese reply to the Belgian invitation and to try to establish
contact with Japan and China with a view to the possibility of
offering good offices. The appointment of the Committee is held up
at present owing to difficulty of agreement
regarding the number of members-three or five.
[AA : A981, CHINA 116]