895R. F. W. F. Smith to Harrod, 14 February 1939 [a]
Lord Birkenhead thanks Harrod for his letter of the 23rd. He does not altogether agree with Harrod's opinion on the situation in Spain, but would like to discuss it over with him. 
Harrod also approached other Members of Parliament on foreign policy. In May he wrote to R. T. D. Acland, Liberal MP for Barnstaple division, Devon, suggesting that Halifax was opposed to military alliance with Russia. Acland reported that Sinclair suggested that Harrod should write to Lord Strabolgi (Joseph Montague Kenworthy, the opposition chief whip in the House of Lords, 1938-42) about Halifax, as there was more opportunity for harrying him in the Lords (<9 May 1939>, in HP VI-521). Harrod acted as suggested, and Strabolgi passed Harrod's "valuable opinion" on to a number of his parliamentary colleagues, including Lloyd George (Strabolgi to Harrod, 12 and 16 May 1939, in HP VI/507a-508a). Harrod noted on Strabolgi's second letter that "Lloyd George `agrees entirely with Mr. Harrod's letter'".
- a. From 12, Chester Street, Belgrave Square, S.W.1. # , one page TLS, in HP VI-519.
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