It is common knowledge that when the loss of Brooklands was confirmed, various personalities took steps to recover Donington. A high official of the Board of Trade did excellent work on our behalf in direct contact with the War Office, and eventually the matter was raised in the House. The War Office finally offered to restore the Donington Park circuit if it could be shown that the course was essential to the Motor Industry for research purposes. Believe it or not, and it is very hard to believe, the S.M.M.T., Ltd., would not give this proof. We wrote to them recently asking what had passed between themseIves and the War Office, and they said this did not concern them, being a matter for the R.A.C. Competitions Committee. That is the whole trouble — the S.M.M.T., Ltd., will not communicate with the War Office. What is even harder to believe, especially bearing in mind Fred Craner’s earnest appeals for help at the R.A.C.’s meeting of club secretaries, is that the Donington trustees have never applied to the War Office for a de-requisitioning order. We might well despair. . . .