811.24 Raw Materials/84: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Kennedy ) to the Secretary of State

521. Your 267, April 18, noon. I have had a talk with Oliver Stanley26 and Leith-Ross27 and have urged strongly that the Government [Page 237] cooperate with us in this matter. On the wheat question Stanley informed me, and it was verified later by Leith-Ross, that their storage facilities are packed at the moment, but I urged them to approach the whole problem as wanting to do something rather than offering any excuses. I think we will hear something shortly.

Both of them are very pessimistic about the general situation.

  1. President of the British Board of Trade.
  2. Sir F. W. Leith-Ross, of the British Board of Trade.