31st December, 1937.
Mr. Wm. Elger, J.P.,
The Scottish Trades Union Congress,
33, Elmbank Crescent,
Dear Mr. Elger,
THE NATIONAL JOINT COMMITTEE FOR SPANISH RELIEF.
I have your letter of the 29th instant making enquiries regarding the above Committee.
As you are no doubt aware, it is the policy of the National Council of Labour not to associate with the numerous outside bodies which are being constantly set up as it is felt that they compete with the relief work which the Movement is undertaking through the International Solidarity Fund. It was decided therefore, as a general principle, not to participate in the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief.
A special Committee of that body was formed, however, for the purpose of looking after the Basque Children in this country. The General Council of the Trades Union Congress and the Labour Party are represented on that Committee which is known as "The National Committee for the Care of Basque Children".
As requested, I am returning the circular which you forwarded calling a meeting of the Provisional Committee for Glasgow and District of the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief.
With best wishes for the New Year,
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