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Germany (Territory under Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : British Zone) / Documents on bizonal economic organization: special report of the Military Governor
(1947)

Appendix "A" to Proclamation No. 5 (English),   pp. 8-11 PDF (1.9 MB)


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CIVIL ADMINISTRATI ON
APPENDIX 'A' TO FROCLAMATION NO. 5
AGREEMENT FOR REORGANIZATION OF BIZONAL ECONOMIC AGENCIES
PREAMBLE
Fending the creation of administrative and governmental institutions for
Germany as a whole, and in order to facilitate the solution of pressing economic
problems and the reconstruction of economic life by popularly controlled
German
agencies operating under broad responsibilities, the Military Governments
of the
British and U.S. Zones have agreed to a bizonal reorganization for the purpose
only
of a more complete economic integration under the following plan, which will
be im-
plemented by Military Government Proclamation or Military Government Ordinance
published simultaneously in the two Zones.
GEHERAL PRINCIPIZS
1. A body known as the Economic Council shall be selected by the Landtage
of the various Laender.
2.  A full-time coordinating and executive body known as the Executive Com-
mittee shall also be established. Its functions and relationships to the
Economic
Council are defined below.
3. The administration of the several bizonal departments shall be entrusted
to Executive Directors responsible to the Economic Council and under the
immediate
supervision of the Executive Committee as defined below.
4.  Maximum responsibility for the conduct of bizonal functions shall be
delegated by Military Government to German agencies with due regard to the
princi-
ple of decentralization of administration.
5. Decisions of the Economic Council and the Executive Committee shall be
taken by majority vote.
ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS
1. Economic Council
a.  Composition--Representatives numbering about 54 to be chosent
(1)  Br the Landtage and if members thereof to resign;
(2) One for each 750,000 population or part thereof in excess
of 375,000, but not less than one per Land;
(3) In proportion to the division of political opinion in the
Land as shown by the popular vote in the most recent Land-
wide elections.
b. Functions:
(1) To direct the permissible economic reconstruction of the
two Zones subject to the approval of the Bipartite Board;
(2) To adopt and promulgate ordinances on the administration of
railways, maritime ports and coastal shipping, inland water


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