We are considering United Nations Assembly item regarding the
claim by South Africa to incorporate in the Union the mandated
territory of South West Africa.
2. At the Prime Minister's Conference in London in April-May,
1946, Dr. Evatt suggested that the proper course would be for
South Africa to place South West Africa under trusteeship in the
first instances, perhaps specifying [in] the agreement a provision
that incorporation should take place if plebiscite showed majority
in favour of such a course.
3. We are now even more inclined to the opinion, in the light of
experiences at Paris Conference, that the proposal by South Africa
to request the Assembly for approval to a direct and immediate
incorporation is likely to meet serious opposition. It is
particularly unfortunate that the same agenda should include the
Indian complaint against South Africa. 
4. We are informed by South African Government that they have been
assured of support for their proposal by the Governments of the
United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.
5. Please ascertain informally whether Canadian, New Zealand and
United Kingdom Governments have given South African Government
definite undertaking as reported in paragraph 4 and also their
views on paragraphs 2 and 3.