30th July 1925
Dear Mr. Bruce,
It is impossible for me to do more than send you a short note by this mail, owing to the fact that, during this week, the Imperial Economic Committee is in constant session and that, when the Main Committee itself is not sitting, the small Drafting Committee, of which I am a member, is in consultation until late in the evening.
This procedure is being adopted for this week in the hope that the Preliminary General Report and the Report on Meat may be completed and signed to-day.
I would, however, draw your attention to the Debate in the House of Commons on the Colonial Office Estimates (Official Report Volume 187, No. 133, 27th July, 1925) and particularly to the speech of Mr. Hilton Young  who, you may remember, is a Liberal.
Yours sincerely, F. L. MCDOUGALL