811.248/325: Telegram

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

445. Department’s 304, January 26. The Prime Minister is himself handling this matter. It has been passed by Eden60 and considered by the Chiefs of Staff. I have again pressed for an answer but because of the debates in Parliament the Prime Minister has not had a free minute until late today. There may be some difficulty because of the reference in the next to the last paragraph (304, January 26) to commercial aircraft utilization in the postwar period “on such terms as the American Government might prescribe”. This makes it a matter for consideration by the Board of Trade. Excepting for some reservation on this point I hope to be able to transmit a favorable and prompt reply.

  1. Anthony Eden, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.