conscious of growing strength and perhaps under a less friendly Government. It is suggested therefore that, after the Schuman and the European Army plans are under way, a further joint Anglo-United States approach should be considered, for pre¬ ference in a meeting of the three Foreign Ministers. 3. While it is note for us to tell the French how we think the problem should be solved, we ought to try to establish what solutions are and what are not reasonably practicable. Have Western Organisations and Western Departments any observa¬ tions on the ideas set forth in paragraph 3 of the telegram within? (P. F. Hancock) 386