Letter: R. L. Overbury, Secretary of Commissions to Comm. Sir R. H. Williams-Bulkeley, Bart.

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LETTER: R. L. Overbury, Secretary of Commissions to Comm. Sir R. H. Williams-Bulkeley, Bart., K. C. B., replying to R. H. W. B's letter of 15 February 1924. The writer points out that in the Lord Chancellor's opinion it is not possible for the [Advisory] Committee to be sure of impartiality if they are ignorant of the political persuasions of the persons under consideration; and unless they have such knowledge they will be unable to redress any inbalance. He believes the Committee must have some knowledge of the political opinions (if any) of the persons whose names they recommend, and requests that this information be put at the Lord Chancellor's disposal.

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COPY LETTER of reply to above. R. H. W. B wonders whether the Lord Chancellor wishes him to make special enquiries of 'the political colour' of the persons whose names were sent up. He mentains that the 'Public interests' are his main guide in selecting names and that in a rural county like Anglesey there is not a wide selection of classes from which to choose.

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