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The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Kennedy) to the Secretary of State

1657. The fourth quarter rubber licenses have been issued. At the Rubber Committee meeting called for the 21st Viles’ representations to Campbell will be given every consideration. The Colonial Office points out that the absence of Germany and Poland from the rubber market should mean over a 90,000-ton increase in world stocks. The Colonial Office states that Campbell expects the Dutch to be difficult [Page 876] about authorizing further increases. However, the Colonial Office hopes, prior to the meeting, to be able to follow the tin procedeure and tell estates to produce beyond the authorized quotas.