LONDON IS ANXIOUS
Mr. Attlee's comments were under- lined by British High Commissoner Edward Williams, who told the con- ference "the United Kingdom Govern- ment is anxious that as large a pro- portion of the new population as pos-
sible should be of British stock." No decision was made on the suggestion from Britain that "our leaders in Eng- land would welcome any encourage- ment, however small, to the members of the Polish Army in Britain desiring to settle in Australia." Australian immigration policy prefers Mr. Wil- liams' first proposition because the Polish Army in Britain — the men who do not want to return to their own country under its present rule— has political dangers. This is especially so just now, while Arthur Calwell is under Lang fire regularly as the "Minister for Reffos." Lang is accusing Calwell of organising refugee immigration from Shanghai and elsewhere in preference to Britishers. This Calwell denies. State Ministers made sure, however, making it clear they wanted people, skilled pioneering people, from the United Kingdom.