No. 175 UCDA P150/2176

Letter from John W. Dulanty to J.H. Thomas (London)

London, 3 March 1933

Dear Mr. Thomas,1

You will remember that I wrote to you on the 4th July of last year2 confirming what I had already told you in conversation, namely, that the sums received from the Land Annuities and other charges were being set aside by the Irish Free State Government in separate Suspense Accounts in anticipation of arbitration.

My Government now consider that no useful purpose can be served by the further retention of these monies in the Suspense Accounts. They have, therefore, decided to use them to finance normal Exchequer requirements and they desire me to inform you accordingly.

Yours, etc.
John W. Dulanty
High Commissioner

1 Handwritten marginal note by Joseph Walshe: 'Letter read out in House of Commons, 7th March, 1933'.

2 See above No. 71

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