The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Ecuador (Shaw)
607. Working Party of the IDPL Committee1 which is selecting hard core for WH after considering Ecua[doran] PL2 on basis urdes 2848 of Mar 223 has come to conclusion that unless situation re return of properties to former owners has improved since Depts 1242 of Aug 11 there should be no further reduction of List for Ecua[dor] and present List should be considered hard core.
However, Working Party will consider any inconsequential names which you believe could be deleted in Nov (when gen’l reduction to hard core is scheduled to occur) without injury to efforts to forestall return of property.
Please consult British and Canadian colleagues and report whether you concur with general conclusion and cable any names for Nov deletion immediately.