Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
124 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
I am very grateful for your telegram of 30 April (No. 117). We had ourselves been considering today the question of the pending convoy. We had not considered that the situation at page 95 present warranted postponement of departure, but before the receipt of your communication we had today sent a telegram to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, the text of which is contained in my immediately following telegram.1 We propose to reconsider the matter on receipt of the Secretary of State's reply, but we are continuing in the meantime with the arrangements for embarkation, which takes place on 1 May. We have now asked the Secretary of State, to whom the text of this telegram is being repeated, to reply to our telegram tonight and repeat his reply to you.