18 OCTOBER 1940, Page 5

But gross as the case of Mr. Friedlander is, it

is only one of many. I have before me a list of scholar after scholar—this particular list contains only scientists—for whose release the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning has made repeated, and so far as I know unsuccessful, application. Their release is urged not merely because of the injustice of their internment, but because their services are badly needed by some British Univeisity or some firm doing vital Government work. Against names all down the list appear such entries as " Wanted by Barts.," " Wanted in Bio-chemical Department, Cambridge "; " Wanted by Imperial Chemicals," " Wanted by Edinburgh University," " Wanted by Imperial College of Science," &c. Unfortunately, Sir John Anderson wanted them more. I hope Mr. Herbert Morrison wants them less.