Handwritten letter from Conservative leader Winston Churchill to Prime Minister Clement Attlee agreeing to support Indian independence (PREM 8/565)
21 May 1947
House of Commons
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.