No. 99 NAI DFA LN 4/7
Dublin, 21 June 1927
Dear Mr. Amery,
The President has handed me your letter of the 6th June and enclosure. His Majesty's Government in the Irish Free State are in general agreement with the proposals set out in the Prime Minister's telegram, and they are ready to support these or other proposals which are best calculated to lead to a realisation of the objects for which the conference has been called. On the other hand, they feel that these objects would be better served if the Dominions formally supported in open conference the proposals under consideration than if the delegates of His Majesty's Government in Great Britain acted as their spokesmen. As all the nations of the Commonwealth are to be present with complete and exclusive full powers, there will be no difficulty in following this procedure, and His Majesty's Government in the Irish Free State are strongly of the opinion that it should be adopted.
I regret very much that this reply has been so long delayed.
Signed Desmond Fitzgerald
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