Your telegrams No. 48  and 49  received. The Commonwealth
Government would be glad to receive Mr. Berendsen as High
Commissioner for New Zealand in Australia  and arrangements
would be made for Government Departments to co-operate with him in
every possible way.
Having regard to our previous oral discussions we have not
recently considered the question of appointing a High Commissioner
in New Zealand. We will now do so. For the immediate present we
would be content with our present representative in New Zealand.
 This decision need not however delay your plans in regard to
Mr. Berendsen. We would give him a warm welcome and would bear in
mind the question of making a reciprocal appointment as early as