The Ambassador in Great Britain (Bingham) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received July 7.]
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 7, dated May 29, 1933 (File No. 702.0641/76), enclosing a copy of a letter dated May 24, 1933, from the Secretary of the Treasury, with regard to a proposed exchange of notes between the Embassy and the Foreign Office to provide for the furnishing of information by American and British consular officers to the revenue officers of Great Britain and the United States, respectively, as to the compensation received by native employees.
I was orally informed by the Foreign Office on June 14 that it would be entirely agreeable to the suggestion of the Secretary of the Treasury that the agreement be concluded on a reciprocal basis, and I have to-day received its Note No. T 6904/224/373, dated June 27, 1933, a copy of which I have the honor to enclose. With the exception of the fact that the note is addressed to the Ambassador, the first two paragraphs of the note are identical with the draft handed to the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy on March 15 and transmitted to the Department as enclosure No. 1 of the Embassy’s despatch No. 748 of March 21, 1933. A final paragraph has been added to express the willingness of the British Government to instruct its consular officers in the United States to furnish information regarding the compensation of American employees in British consulates to the American revenue authorities.
I have the honor also to enclose a copy of my note, dated June 28, 1933, informing the Foreign Office that the necessary instructions in the premises will be issued to American consular officers in the United Kingdom, and taking note of the fact that the British Government would reciprocally instruct its consular officers in the United States in the same sense.
In furnishing the American Consul General in London with a copy of this despatch, I shall request him to instruct the officers under his jurisdiction to comply with the request of the British revenue authorities to furnish them with the amounts paid to British subjects employed in their consulates.
Counselor of Embassy