Minute of Conversation Between the Secretary of State and the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Bevin)1


In a conversation on other matters, Mr. Bevin said that the British were very much concerned about the Michael Scott Case.

Mr. Acheson said that we were going into this problem very carefully and mentioned the fact that the passage of the McCarran Bill somewhat complicated our handling of the problem.2

Lucius D. Battle
  1. Drafted by Lucius D. Battle of the Executive Secretariat.
  2. This refers to the Internal Security Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 987), which was enacted into law by the Houses of Congress over the President’s objection on September 23. Documentation on the impact of this legislation on the conduct of United States foreign relations is scheduled for publication in volume i .