840.48 Refugees/4826: Telegram

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

8402. After the Foreign Office yesterday revised and amplified the Director’s draft referred to in Embassy’s 8372, 1st,10 the document is this morning being circulated to the members of the Cabinet Subcommittee on Refugee Questions for approval or correction. Foreign Office has in mind using document as basis for debate in House of Commons early next week and, therefore, seeks Cabinet clearance (which is expected by Saturday). The document will probably take the form of a 10–page statement which can mutually be modified in phraseology to some extent to meet our respective needs, rather than the precise wording of a proposed communiqué for identical release. Embassy is also continuing in touch with Director for his suggestions on each draft revision.

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