841.24/10–3144: Telegram

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

9392. Accompanied by Denby we discussed the pricing of individual items of reciprocal aid with Cadogan45 yesterday and today Reed, Edgerton, Maxwell,46 Denby, and Hawkins47 discussed the subject further with Sir John Anderson (re Department’s 8872 [8972?], October 27, 3 p.m.). The British officials referred to showed appreciation of our position and an inclination to cooperate. Anderson [Page 70] brought in Sir Wilfred Eady48 who will have direct charge of the matter and the question was further briefly discussed with him. Eady indicated that over a large part of the field price data are available and would be furnished. As for the rest the question of what could be done would be explored in detail. Arrangements were made for a meeting tomorrow with Eady and members of his staff at which detailed work will begin and an effort will be made to complete it as soon as possible.

  1. Sir Alexander Cadogan, British Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
  2. James A. Maxwell, Office of Wartime Economic Affairs.
  3. Harry C. Hawkins, Economic Counselor of the American Embassy.
  4. Joint Second Secretary, British Treasury.