The Chargé in Great Britain (Sterling) to the Secretary of State

No. 1166

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy telegram No. 115, of April 9th, 11 a.m.,88 relating to two proposed conventions relative to the rules for the control of radio in time of war, and in this connection to forward a copy of the Foreign Office note mentioned therein, in triplicate.

I have [etc.]

F. A. Sterling

The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Chamberlain) to the American Chargé (Sterling)

No. T 3463/757/377

Sir: His Majesty’s Government have given careful consideration to the proposals of the United States Government to my predecessor contained in Mr. Kellogg’s note of the 13th February, 1924, enquiring whether His Majesty’s Government would be disposed to conclude with the United States of America and certain other powers two conventions such as were proposed by the United States delegation at The Hague on February 12th, 1923, relative to the rules for the control of radio in time of war and for aerial warfare, drawn up at The Hague in 1922–23. I regret that owing to the necessity of an exhaustive examination of the many important questions involved, I have been obliged to delay replying to Mr. Kellogg’s above-mentioned and subsequent notes.

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2. I now request you to inform your Government that His Majesty’s Government, while warmly appreciating the friendly and humanitarian motives which have prompted these proposals, have decided to await further international discussion on this question before formulating their considered views on the Report of The Hague Commission.

I have [etc.]

Austen Chamberlain
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