Premierís Department, 13th May 1932

Dear Sir Philip,

I received your letter of the 12th instant at 6 p.m., and must say that it is hard to understand how you do not wish to press unduly and yet insist on a definite reply by 11 a.m., on the 13th instant.

The circular of which you do not appear to approve represents the decision of the Cabinet, and no doubt was arrived at after consideration of the primary duties of maintaining the essential and social services of the State.

The only reply you can be given is that the circular cannot possibly be withdrawn.