246. W. Runciman to Harrod , 30 June 1932 [a]

[Replies to 243 , answered by 249 ]

British Delegation, Hôtel Beau-Rivage, Lausanne #

30 June 1932

Dear Roy,

I can only spare very few minutes to say that I have read all your letters with very keen interest, but unconvinced. A world wide simultaneous reflation might & [b] probably would be invaluable, but the two conditions of universality & simultaneity are unfortunately unattainable.

We are having terrible troubles in our attempt here to get rid of reparations & war debts [1] --an obvious policy, & get blocked in twenty different ways.

Your always,

Walter Runciman.

  1. 1. Refers to the Lausanne conference on reparations and disarmament; Runciman was one of the British delegates..
    1. a. ALS, two pages on one leaf, in HP IV-1109-1114.

      b. Ms: «& &».

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