Churchill to PM Attlee

Handwritten letter from Conservative leader Winston Churchill to Prime Minister Clement Attlee agreeing to support Indian independence (PREM 8/565)

Transcript

Secret

21 May 1947
House of Commons
London S.W.1

My dear Prime Minister,

I have now had the opportunity of consulting my colleagues upon the terms of a possible settlement in India which you and the Viceroy put before us last night. As a result I am in a position to assure you that if those terms are made good, so that there is an effective acceptance of Dominion status for the several parts of a divided India, the Conservative Party will agree to facilitate the passage this session of the legislation necessary to confer Dominion status upon such several parts of India.

Believe me,
Yours sincerely,

Winston Churchill

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