500.C/1009: Telegram

The Consul General at Geneva (Tittmann) to the Secretary of State

16. Department’s telegram No. 9, February 5, 1 p.m. With reference to question raised in paragraph 1, the British and French have given no evidence here of concern with regard to the proposed transfer to the Central Committee of the supervisory functions with regard to the Opium Advisory Committee which have hitherto been exercised by the Council.

With reference to the question raised in paragraph 2, responsible officials of the Secretariat have expressed their conviction that the Central Committee will place no limitations on the Opium Advisory Committee’s hitherto enjoyed liberty to conduct investigations and make recommendations on any subject which it sees fit connected with suppression of the abuse of narcotic drugs.