800.796/531: Telegram

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

1084. Reference Department’s instruction No. 366024 and Embassy’s telegram No. 968, February 4, 1 a.m., the Embassy learns that if proposed agenda for aviation discussions telegraphed to British Embassy in Washington is satisfactory to the United States Government, Beaverbrook and assistants will probably be ready to leave in about 2 weeks time. It is understood that Beaverbrook wishes to terminate these discussions prior to the general meeting of the Dominion Prime Ministers. It is also understood that he may officially express the Government’s abandonment of monopoly theory (under certain conditions) in House of Lords before he leaves for Washington. See Embassy’s telegram No. 970, February 4, 3 p.m.25

  1. Not printed; it transmitted, for the Embassy’s information, a copy of the aide-mémoire of January 26 to the British Embassy, p. 365.
  2. Not printed.