740.00119 Control (Austria)/12–549: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Legation in Austria
1554. Dept supports continuing efforts HICOM to reduce levels of civ and mil occupation costs. Also desirable as far as possible to break link with budget which tends to increase with changes in prices and exchange rates.
Re P 43421 to 1949 occupation costs to be assess[ed] not clear since allocation past year had apparently been made and to some extent spent.
Pls clarify nature Soviet request and whether any ref occupation costs in 1950 was made or implied. Also whether any ref was made to the Austro-Soviet talks on elimination of Aust claims for past civ occupation cost in re treaty Art 48 bis.
How many schillings actually requested of Aust 1949 to date.