740.25112A/758: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State

928. Reference despatch 9641 May 6. “Control pool” now set up and ready to operate informed British Embassy in writing late last week after consulting superintendent of insurance companies as follows: (1) Pool has taken steps to assure all insurance companies in Chile will route all listed insurance through pool; (2) any policy will be canceled through superintendent’s office at request of Embassies; (3) in view of this not necessary to place listed insurance on 15-day basis; and (4) pool will supply Embassies with details pertaining to all insurance handled by it.

British Embassy sought foregoing commitments as result instructions from London, according to Royden who was informed that Embassy had no objection thereto, provided Department approved of pool idea. Please expedite reply above despatch.