561.35E1A/104: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)

406. For American Delegates to Sugar Council. Your 620, September 28, 7 p.m. For your confidential information, a conference was held in the Department on October 1 between Mr. Hutson and officers of the Department, and it was not possible to formulate a statement on this Government’s attitude as to the interpretation of Article 9 (c). The question is being actively pursued and you will be informed of a decision as soon as possible. The decision cannot be reached by October 4.

You may inform the Chairman of the International Sugar Council that you are therefore unable to answer his inquiry at this time, but you may assure him that every effort is being made by this Government to expedite a reply for him. It is hoped that the work of the Council when it meets on October 4 will not be impeded by the impossibility to furnish the requested information by that time.