700.022/2–2151

The Second Secretary of the British Embassy ( Tebbit ) to the Assistant Legal Adviser for European Affairs ( Yingling )

confidential

Ref. 1271/17/51

Dear Mr. Yingling: In confirmation of the message which I have already passed to you by telephone, I write to inform you that the Foreign Office are pleased to accept your suggestion that the talks about Territorial Waters should be held during the period March 22nd to March 27th inclusive. Sir Eric Beckett, Professor Waldock and Mr. Hanna are making their travel arrangements accordingly.

2. May I take it that, unless I hear from you to the contrary, the talks can begin on the morning of Thursday March 22nd?1

Yours sincerely,

D. C. Tebbit
  1. Confirmation was sent by Yingling in a letter of February 26.