Sir E Grey to Millicent Garrett Fawcett

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States that the Conciliation Bill was lost due to the window-breaking. Expects a reaction favourable to [Women's] Suffrage if there are no more 'outrages'. Hopes the Irish vote may be different on the next occasion

Note in Mrs Fawcett's hand: 'Please return to MGF'

Attached copy or draft in Mrs Fawcett's hand: dated 1 Apr [1912]. Thanks Sir Edward Grey for his speech in the House on the Conciliation Bill. The Executive Committee [of the NUWSS] are disappointed at the result, and also that the Irish did not vote for it, although they had for previous Bills. Asks him to consider how Irish support can be regained, so that there will be some hope of passing an amendment to the Reform Bill