Mr S.M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram 478 LONDON, 19 September 1939


Sub-Committee of War Cabinet have been considering question of consultation with Dominions. Recommendations which will probably be sent you today [1] are I understand as follows:-

1. Time not yet arrived for creation Imperial War Cabinet.

2. Pending such creation existing daily meetings High Commissioners with Dominions Secretary to continue and meetings with Sub-Committee of War Cabinet composed of such members as desired to be held whenever requested by High Commissioners.

3. Dominions to be invited if they so desire to send Minister to London for short visit say 2 to 4 weeks for consultation and to obtain information as to United Kingdom present and prospective war effort.

4. Minister to be accompanied by Senior Army and Air Officer to act as Advisers and remain when Minister returns and sit as Members of Deputy Chief of Staffs Committee.

Naval Officer not considered necessary.



1 See Document 240.


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