890b.6363 Gulf Oil Corporation/21: Telegram

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

45. Department’s 50, February 2, 1 p.m. On January 27 Oliphant telephoned me Foreign Office were pushing matter to their utmost ability, and on February 1 by appointment I called on Oliphant at the Foreign Office who informed me Foreign Office had called conference on January 29 of interested departments concerned.

I understand confidentially Colonial Office deliberations are completed but Indian Government have not yet decided their position, and urgent telegram has been sent pointing out the undue delay.

I have kept Major Davis, Gulf Company representative here, fully informed from day to day.