800.42/256: Telegram

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

5333. Your 4991, July 30. The Department, which is considering representation in the Conference of Ministers of Education of the Allied Governments, seeks advice on the following matters. What is the scope of activity of the Conference in the view of the British Government? What relation will the Conference have to other United Nations’ agencies, especially in the field of physical relief? Does the Conference look towards the planning of programs for the reconstruction of school, library, and other educational buildings? Does the Embassy feel that American representation in the Conference may involve a moral commitment to contribute to the financing of costly programs of educational reorganization in the various countries? A telegraphic reply to these questions is desired.