731R. A. M. Carr-Saunders to Harrod, 27 December 1937 [a]

Carr-Saunders discusses some amendments to the Statistics Bill: it is necessary that the classification of occupation should be adjustable to the changes introduced in the census and that the occupation of the mother is registered as well as that of the father. Carr-Saunders suggests to re-write the last paragraph of the letter to The Times. [1] This letter was to be forwarded to Glass. [2]

  1. 1. Harrod, "The Population Bill. A Proposal for Its Amendment" ( 1938:2 , press item 19 ). The suggested changes are indicated in notes 5 and 6 to press item 19 .

    Carr-Saunders's comments were invited by Harrod, who asked whether he was interested in seeing a draft of the above-mentioned collective letter and must have hinted that The Times was interested in publishing it (Carr-Saunders to Harrod, 22 December 1937, in HP VI-97). Further comments were sent on 30 December, concerning the final sentence of the collective letter (in HP VI-108) and on 18 January, concerning inquiries on maternal mortality (in HP VI-112). The latter, however, could not be taken into account, as the letter had already been sent to The Times (Barrington-Ward to Harrod, 18 January 1938, in HP VI-109).

    2. D. V. Glass was the first research recretary of the Population Investigation Committee. Glass commented on Carr-Saunders's letter on 31 December, and added further suggestions regarding the draft of the letter to The Times (in HP VI-99/4; Glass's notes in the margin of the draft are filed in HP VI-99/1). Glass's suggested changes are indicated in notes 4 and 6 to press item 19 .

    1. a. From Water Eaton Manor, Oxford # , two pages ALS, in HP VI-99/3.


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