Your UN.351.  International Refugee Organisation.
In view of heavy Australian contribution proposed and our
substantial commitments for UNRRA we prefer to withhold final view
on question of Australian participation in IRO pending examination
by Interdepartmental committee.
2. Regarding the scale of contributions, Treasury concur in view
that it is unnecessarily confusing to adopt a separate scale for
IRO at this stage pending report from United Nations Contributions
Committee and our view is that further action on scale of
contributions should be deferred until Contributions Committee has
made its report.
3. Treasury also comment that provision of $60 In. for large scale
re-settlement in first financial year appears optimistic in view
of present shipping shortages.
4. Please inform Secretary General of view in paragraphs 2 and 3.