840.6362/11–2745

The United States Political Adviser for Germany ( Murphy ) to the Secretary of State

1110. Reference Dept’s cable 903, Nov 19, 6 p.m.18 concerning possible increase of coal exports to Western European countries.

The Control Council has advised not only the French but all recipient countries of Western Europe that exports could be increased from Dec allocations of 900,000 tons to 1.2 million tons, if additional wagons and locomotives can be made available. Control Council [Page 1550] makes blanket allocations to Western Europe and follows ECO (European Coal Organization) allocations as between various countries concerned. Accordingly the offer was not limited to France.

This appears to be a matter for ECO consideration and the Dept’s cable and this cable are being repeated to London.

Sent Dept as 1110, repeated to London as 155.

Murphy
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