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Britain Represented by 6 Delegates

Great Britain’s six-man delegation to the Evian conference left by plane today for Geneva. the delegation comprises: Lord Winterton; Capt. Victor Cazalet, Conservative M.P.; P.B. Williamson, of the Home Office; Charles Michael Palairet, former Minister to Sweden and Austria; R.N. Makins, of the Foreign Office, and Sir John Shuckburgh, of the Colonial Office.

It was announced officially that prior to his departure, Lord Winterton consulted with the Foreign, Home and Colonial offices and saw interested individuals and representatives of organizations.

The announcement declared the Government was alive to the importance of the Evian meeting and would do everything to assist unfortunates. at the same time, it was stated, the Government recognized the necessity of due regard for the pros and cons of the situation and avoiding anything to make refugees unwelcome or to provoke hostility against them.

Although Australia and New Zealand are directly represented at the conference, it was declared the British delegation would make all announcements concerning possibilities of settlement in the colonies with the rights of the natives being duly considered.

After preliminary conferences among the British, French and American delegations, little difference of opinion is expected to develop once the Evian sessions open. It is understood that it has been generally agreed that the practical phases of the conference will end not later than July 17.

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