The British Embassy to the Department of State

No. 36

The British Embassy present their compliments to the Department of State and beg to draw their attention to Senate Bill No. S–1559 introduced by Senator LaFollette. This bill is identical with Senate Bill No. S–314 introduced during the last session of Congress. In these circumstances the British Embassy venture to draw attention to the memorandum on the subject addressed by Sir Ronald Lindsay to the Secretary of State in his letter of February 28th, 1931,3 and to [Page 960] the previous memorandum on the subject addressed to Mr. Gilbert on March 19th, 1930.4

The British Embassy are instructed that the views expressed in these memoranda regarding the serious objections to which the bill is open from the point of view of His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom still hold good.