1. Introduction. The problem of the expression of an invariant matrix of an invariant matrix as a direct sum of invariant matrices is intimately associated with the representation theory of the full linear group on the one hand and with the representation theory of the symmetric group on the other. In a previous paper the author gave an explicit formula for this reduction in terms of characters of the symmetric group. Later J. A. Todd derived the same formula using Schur functions, i.e. characters of representations of the full linear group.