726R. Francis Fremantle to Harrod, 9 December 1937 [a]

Fremantle introduces himself as the chairman of the Parliamentary Medical Committee. [1] He thanks Harrod for his letter in The Times in support of the sound statistical requirements advocated in the Population (Statistics) Bill, [2] and sends a copy of the Governments amendments to the Bill. He asks if Harrod has further amendments to suggest. [3] Continues at 729 R.

  1. 1. In his speech in defence of the Population Bill before the House of Commons on 29 November 1937, Sir Francis Fremantle explained that he had been a member of various commissions on population, in 1910-14 and 1916 (Official Reports, Fifth Series. Parliamentary Debates. Commons, vol. 329, p. 1761).

    2. Harrod, "The Population Bill. A Long-Sighted Measure" ( 1937:18 ), press item 18 . See, for context, note 1 to press item 17 .

    3. In a subsequent letter dated 14 December, Fremantle sent another copy of the government amendments to the Population Bill and discussed the position of the opponents. A meeting was arranged for 16 December (in HP VI-94).

    1. a. From The House of Commons # , two pages ALS, with envelope addressed to Christ Church, in HP VI-110.


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