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CHAR 2/247/1-2

Letter from Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture and Trading in Arms to WSC, invitation to give evidence to the Commission. Enclosing copy of Royal Warrant giving the membership and terms of reference.

2 folios
23 Jul 1935
CHAR 2/247/3

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC to Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture and Trading in Arms. Stating that WSC would be glad to give evidence to the Commission, and that he would like to arrange a meeting with Twentyman before his appearance [carbon].

1 folio
29 Jul 1935
CHAR 2/247/4

Letter from Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture and Trading in Arms to Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, on WSC's evidence to the Commission.

1 folio
01 Aug 1935
CHAR 2/247/5

Letter from Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC to Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture and Trading in Arms, acknowledging receipt of papers [carbon].

1 folio
18 Aug 1935
CHAR 2/247/6-7

Letter from Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture and Trading in Arms to Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, stating that he would like to receive a precis of WSC's statement to the Commission by 1 October, so that it could be circulated to members of the commission in advance of the meeting [with covering note from VP to WSC].

1 folio
24 Aug 1935
CHAR 2/247/8-13

Memorandum on the nationalisation of the armament production [?by Prof F A Lindemann, later Lord Cherwell].

6 folios
[1935]
CHAR 2/247/14-81

Letter from Desmond Morton, Committee of Imperial Defence, to WSC, enclosing copies of memoranda submitted to the Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms A: Memorandum "The Armament Industry and Industrial Mobilisation in Foreign Countries", prepared by Morton for the Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence B: Memorandum on the Armament Industry and Industrial Mobilisation in Foreign Countries, prepared by Morton for the Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence, and submitted by the Secretary as part of his secret evidence to the Commission C: Notes by Morton on Prof F A Lindemann's memorandum for WSC in connection with the Commission D: "Notes on the Armament Supply to certain countries [France, Belgium, Soviet Union, Italy, Roumania, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Poland Hungary and Austria] in the event of wart in 1936 or 1943" prepared by Morton for the Joint Planning Committee dealing with the effects of the modern system of armament supply on the war potential of a number of European countries.

72 folios
01 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/82-83

Letter from Desmond Morton, Committee of Imperial Defence, to WSC, sending copy of the CID's evidence to the Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms.

2 folios
03 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/84-111

Letter from Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms to WSC, on his evidence to the Commission. Stating that they would like to have his views on defence organisation and administration, and particularly his comments on the evidence of Sir Eustace D'Eyncourt, Christopher Addison and Walton Newbold. Enclosing copies of the Evidence already taken, with relevant passages marked :- Minutes of Evidence - Second Day 22 May 1935: Witnesses: Sir Eustace D'Eyncourt, the League of Nations Union and the National Peace Council and Associated Organisations: Minutes of Evidence Fourth and Sixth Days 19 and 21 June 1935: Witnesses: Christopher Addison and the New Commonwealth Society (Lord Davies of Llandinam) (2 copies) Minutes of Evidence - Fifth Day 20 June 1935: Witnesses: J T Walton Newbold and the Independent Labour Party (Fenner Brockway):.

5 2 page letter, with four printed pamphlets
17 Sep 1935
CHAR 2/247/112-113

Notes from Violet Pearman to WSC, on the date of his appearance before the Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms.

2 folios
04 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/114

Letter from Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC to Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms, on arrangements for WSC's appearance before the Commission on 6 November [carbon].

1 folio
05 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/115-116

Letter from Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms, to Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, asking for precis of WSC's evidence to the Commission by 23 October.

2 folios
07 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/117

Letter from WSC to Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms, regretting that he would be unable to give evidence to the Commission on 6 November, because of the General Election campaign [carbon].

1 folio
10 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/118

Letter from Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms, to WSC, stating that the sitting of the Commission on 6 November would have to be postponed because of the Royal Wedding [of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester]. Asking if he could attend on 8 November?.

1 folio
11 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/119

Letter from Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms, to WSC, agreeing to postpone his evidence to the Commission until after the General Election.

1 folio
12 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/120-121

Telegram from WSC to Edward Twentyman, Secretary, Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms, postponing his evidence to the Commission until the New Year [copy].

2 folios
25 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/247/122-124

Memorandum by Sir Leo Chiozza Money to the Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trade in Arms.

3 folios
[1935]