Following is supplementary to my telegram No.5. 
Atcheson's proposal to enlarge the Council has aroused much
comment and speculation here. Gascoigne says he opposes the
proposal because it would inter alia destroy single British
Commonwealth representation. In any case, he believes the Council
should be abolished since MacArthur will not give it the
opportunity to be useful and it therefore becomes 'a factory for
producing expressions of mutual hostility between America and
Russia'. I agree with Gascoigne on both points.
Since Atcheson's proposal will come up again at the meeting on
21st August I should appreciate instructions. My own feeling is
that I should not repeat not express opposition to the proposal
but take the line that it is a question which can only be decided
at Governmental level and not by the Council in Tokyo.