868.51 Public Works/50: Telegram

The Chargé in Cheat Britain (Atherton) to the Secretary of State


86. Department’s 78, April 11, 7 p.m. The British Foreign Office is preparing a draft of a reply to Greece for submission to the French and Italian Governments, whose approval is hoped for, in order that the replies of these three Governments to the Greek Government may be identic.

The British Government’s attitude, I gather, has not changed, and servicing by the International Financial Commission of the Seligman loan will be disapproved.

From what I learned this morning at the Foreign Office, I think action can not be expected much within a month’s time. The Foreign Office officials in charge of this matter, however, informed me that they would endeavor to expedite the reply.

Repeated to Rome and Paris.