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

8409. For Turner. Department’s 7351, November 20. Dia [India] has become full member of Conference of Allied Ministers of Education and Dominion Governments have received formal invitation to become full members. New Zealand observer at Conference informed Embassy observer today that New Zealand did not wish to become full member unless the United States did likewise and that no action would be taken until our position is determined. Attitudes of other Dominion observers have not been ascertained but New Zealand observer indicated that other Dominions will also await United States action.