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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers on Duncan Sandys and his Breach of Privilege case., Jun 1938 - Jul 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/601

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Correspondents include: Sandys (2) and Attorney-General Sir Donald Somervell on police powers of interrogation under the Official Secrets Act; Speaker of the House of Commons [Edward] Fitzroy (2) on meeting WSC and a question by Sandys; [John] Macnamara on TA officers being MPs (2). Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Lord Hugh Cecil [later 1st Lord Quickswood], Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso].Also includes: text of ?Chamberlain's answer to Sandys' question; copies of the report of the Committee of Privileges; text of a letter sent by the War Office to the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command [Guy Williams] on Sandys' original question; statement by Sandys concerning his summons to a military Court of Inquiry; various cuttings on the case and the Official Secrets Act; copy of 1920 amendment to the Official Secrets Act; National Union of Journalists circular letter; drafts and copies of statements by WSC to the Committee; cuttings from Hansard of WSC's statements (11 July 1938) [for further speech notes see CHAR 9/130A-D]; other [unidentified] notes of WSC's statements to the House of Commons and Committee proceedings [annotated by Randolph Churchill].


  • Creation: Jun 1938 - Jul 1938

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (84 folios))

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