107 Albert Bridge Road, S.W.11.—Is glad Pethick-Lawrence agrees with the line he took in the New Leader and would like to discuss the problem with him. Encourages him to address the Indian Majlis at Cambridge. Explains why he joined the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Has been preparing evidence for the Debt and Taxation Committee on points not connected with the capital levy, but will give evidence on the levy later and hopes that Pethick-Lawrence will do the same
Will try to speak to the Cambridge Indian Majlis (see 1/178) after his debate at St Catherine’s. Will send a copy of the evidence he intends to give to the Colwyn Committee nearer the time. Intends to go with the Inter-Parliamentary Union to the United States this year. Encloses a copy of a letter he wrote recently to Dr Lange.
House of Lords.—Invites him to a meeting of an interparliamentary group formed to foster co-operation among members of different parliaments in the defence of peace and democratic liberties (i.e. the Inter-Parliamentary Union). A report of the group’s conference in Brussels will be given by Eleanor Rathbone on Friday.
(A mechanical copy of a typed original, with typed and handwritten additions. At the foot Pethick-Lawrence has drafted a reply, the text of which is substantially that of 2/295.)
The New York Herald Tribune, Bush House, Aldwych, London, W.C.2.—Asks him to write an article on Anglo-American relationships, with particular reference to such gatherings as the forthcoming meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union at Washington.
Old Hall, Ramsden, Charlbury.—Commends Pethick-Lawrence’s memorandum on the conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Gives his impressions of the factories and villages of Switzerland, which he visited recently.