The British Chargé ( Butler ) to the Secretary of State

No. 623

Sir: I have the honour to inform you that His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom have approved new arrangements for dealing with questions relating to the purchase of supplies from North America. There will be in the United States a Committee to be called the British Supply Council in North America, of which the Chairman will be Mr. Arthur B. Purvis, Director General of the British Purchasing Commission, and the Deputy Chairman Mr. Morris Wilson.

The British Supply Council, in harmony with His Majesty’s Ambassador, will deal with all issues of policy concerning supplies, including representations made to the United States Administration.
In London there will be a Supply Committee, of which the Minister of Supply will be Chairman and the First Lord of the Admiralty and the Minister of Aircraft Production will be members. The representatives in the United States of these three supply ministries will be members of the British Supply Council in North America.

I have the honour [etc.]