George Balfour letter

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Address: House of Commons (embossed heading). To C G Williams, Leigh House, Lower Heath, Hampstead, London NW3. Replying to a query about Public Acts [of Parliament] passed since the National Government came in [in 1931]: 'There are some 170 Acts ... But in over fifty Acts where some distinct question of political principle enters I can find some half-dozen Conservative Acts, three times as many Socialist Acts, while the remainder are a mixture of the two with Socialism predominant ... As I have frequently said ... it is time for Conservatives to consider in what direction we are going.'
Signed by Balfour. Marked: 'Personal and Confidential' in MS.


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