Cablegram D578  LONDON, 18 April 1944, 11.45 p.m.
Following for the Prime Minister.
We hope that on the occasion of the Prime Ministers' meeting
opportunity may be found for a broad discussion on the general
question of migration policy after the war.
My Circular Despatch D. No. 24 of 2nd April, 1943 , raised the
question whether in principle Dominion Governments would wish to
co-operate with us in a policy of Government-assisted migration
and, particularly, whether they would wish to encourage migration
of demobilised service personnel from this country. We realise the
difficulties of Dominion Governments in considering this question
in advance of arrangements for dealing with their own personnel on
demobilisation and in the absence of a clearer picture as to the
future prospects of employment and trade after the war. But we are
under considerable pressure here both in Parliament and outside
for a declaration of our policy and we should, therefore,
appreciate discussion with Dominion Prime Ministers as to how this
situation should be met.