The Ambassador in Great Britain ( Bingham ) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 25.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 206 of January 19, 1934,17 directing me to enquire whether the British Government would be willing to make an agreement by an exchange of notes with the United States Government to permit the international exchange of radio messages by amateur stations on behalf of third parties.
A note in the sense of the Department’s instruction under reference was at once addressed to the Foreign Office, and I am now in receipt of a reply, a copy of which is enclosed herewith, stating that His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom does not see its way clear to enter into such an arrangement. The note adds that the Foreign Office will communicate with the Embassy further in due course with regard to the attitude of His Majesty’s Governments in [Page 777] Australia and New Zealand, and the Government of India, to this proposal.
The Embassy will not fail to inform the Department of anything which it may receive in this relation.
Counselor of Embassy