The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State
[Received October 28—10:25 a.m.]
7443. Reference Embassy’s 4232, June 27, 4 p.m.17 and Ambassador Biddle’s strictly confidential despatch No. 60, August 17, regarding possible whaling conference to be attended by representatives of United States, Great Britain and Norway.
Embassy has been informally told by Bureau of Fisheries of Ministry of Agriculture that a whaling conference is to open in London November 3 and that Foreign Office forwarded an invitation to Department through British Embassy Washington on October 7.18 Bureau of Fisheries asked whether or not we would be represented and was told that Embassy had no instructions. Embassy would appreciate instructions on attitude it should take if again approached by British. Embassy has not been approached by Foreign Office nor has it discussed the question with the Foreign Office.