Dear Dr. Brook,
I have already sent a letter similar by airmail but as Jones is returning on business I am taking the opportunity of sending another one, not only for safety's sake but also in order to give somewhat greater detail.
The present situation is rather difficult to summarise. The unit is unanimous in its desire for a committee and for definite increase in democratic control. This would obviously involve changes in the power of the administration. The unit is divided roughly into two camps, one in favour of an administrator with reduced powers appointed from London, the other in favour of full power being given to the elected chairman of the Committee.
As regards reduced powers, I think these would fall under three headings
1) abolition of the censorship. This has already become impracticable owing to the numerous other opportunities of posting letters.
2) some definite change in the power of the administrator as regards dismissal of personnel. It has been suggested that in the event of disagreement on the point of this nature between the administrator and the majority of the unit, there should be an appeal to the London Committee.
3) that the administrator should not enter into negotiations with bodies of a political or medical nature without informing the unit beforehand and obtaining its consent.