740.00112A European War 1939/36493: Telegram

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

1546. Reference your telegram no. 1482, September [February] 23. Department concurs in MEW’s position with respect to consultation with French on Proclaimed List matters.

The Netherlands Embassy recently requested that it receive copies of Proclaimed List Committee agenda and recommendations and be allowed to furnish its views with respect to specific cases prior to listing action. The Embassy was informed that this would be impracticable [Page 161] but that this government would be willing to follow the same procedure with respect to Dutch nationals and Dutch interests as it had agreed to with respect to the French, namely, the procedure proposed by MEW in your telegram under reference.

The Department is issuing a circular instruction to the missions in the western hemisphere25 to this effect.

  1. Dated March 22, 7:30 p.m.; not printed.