The Secretary of State to Mr. Donald R. Heath, Counselor of Mission, Office of the United States Political Adviser for Germany

808. Dept approves in general text of draft law submitted in urtel 924, Nov 2. As to Article I–b–1 Dept has suggested maximum 25 per cent control of productive capacity in relevant industry or field (reDeptel 764, Oct 30). As to Article I–b–2 and 3 Dept assumes original figures urtel 802, Oct 18, stating maximum 3000 employees and 25 million marks annual turnover, and concurred in by Gen. Clay, was based on careful study. Dept has no present information which would make these figures appear unreasonable.