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Letter from Major General Sir Edward Spears [Conservative MP for Carlisle, Cumberland] to WSC marked "personal" expressing his astonishment that the fact he was offered pay for deferred leave by the Foreign Office should be held to hamper his political activities, citing correspondence with the Chief Clerk, and stating that he no longer intends to take the money to ensure that his hands are completely free. Spears adds that he has been careful not to make use of information which was not available to any well informed member of the public in the Levant, and cites the example of 1st Lord Templewood [earlier Samuel Hoare] as his guide. [Signed typescript] With annotation by WSC indicating that he had not been aware of the correspondence referred to by Spears.
- 29 Jan 1945
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