Private & Confidential
STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE OF INDUSTRIAL WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS
MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE SPANISH RELIEF COMMITTEE HELD ON THURSDAY, 14TH JANUARY, 1937 AT 3.15 p.m. AT TRANSPORT HOUSE, SMITH SQUARE. S.W.I.
Mrs. Adamson (in the absence of Mrs. Leighton,in the chair) Miss Adam, Mrs. Attlee, Miss Carlin, Miss Cocker, Miss Colman, Ald. Rose Davies, Mrs. Davey, Mrs. Denwood, Miss Elliott, Mrs. Greenwood, Mrs. Middleton, Mrs Peart, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Shepherd, Miss Symons, and Miss Sutherland (Secretary)
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies for absence were received from Lady Noel Buxton, Mrs. Ayrton Gould, Miss Lamont, Mrs. Leighton, Mrs. L'Estrange Malone, Lady Marley, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Oliver, Mrs. Rackham, and Mrs. Short.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 26th November, which had been circulated, were adopted and signed.
(a) Knitted Garments
The Secretary reported that since the last meeting two shipments of garments, roughly 2,100, had been sent to Valencia, and that acknowledgment had been received of their safe arrival; she reported in detail the goods despatched, and the report was received with much satisfaction.
(b ) Cash Contributions
The Secretary reported that in addition to the gifts of garments and wool received, the total of money contributions to date was £237.12.10d.; of this ammount £137.10.l0d. was contributed by Women's Sections of the Labour Party, £17.14.0d. from other organisations, and £82.8.0d, from individuals.
In response to the appeal through members of the Committee since the last meeting the sum of £28.16.6d. was received, and in response to the Press Appeal the sum of £36.11.0d was received: in addition these appeals had brought many gifts of knitted garments and wool.
(c) Knitting Committees
The Secretary reported that since November 47 Women's Sections and Women's Co-operative Guilds in London had been responsible for knitting wool supplied by the Committee; but in view of the forthcoming L.C.C. elections she felt they should not make a further appeal for Knitters in London at present; most of the wool received as gifts or bought by the Committee prior to Christmas, had been distributed in London.