PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL. S.G.C.13/1936-37.
23rd June, 1937.
TRADES UNION CONGRESS.
MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE TRADES UNION CONGRESS WITH THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LABOUR PARTY AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY LABOUR PARTY, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 23RD JUNE, 1937, AT 7 p.m.
AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, ROOM 10.
Dr. H. Dalton M.P. (In the Chair)
For the General Council:
Mr. E. Bevin, Mr. G. Gibson,
Mr. J. Brown, Miss F. Hancock,
Mr. A. Conley, Mr. W. Holmes,
Mr. C. Dukes, Mr. W. Lawther,
Mr. E. Edwards, Mr. W.J.R. Squance,
Mr. H.H. Elvin, Mr. W. Stott,
Mr. A.A.H. Findlay, Mr. G.W Thomson.
Sir Walter Citrine (General Secretary),
Mr. H.V. Tewson (Assistant Secretary).
Apologies for absence as at morning session.
197. POSITION IN SPAIN.
The Chairman stated that in consequence of the serious situation in Spain, and having regard to the Joint Meeting of representatives of the Labour and Socialist International and the International Federation of Trade Unions held in Geneva on June 16th and 17th, 1937, and in view of the Joint Meeting of the executive bodies of the two Internationals convened in Paris for the following two days (June 24th and 25th), it had been thought desirable that a joint consultation of the three Committees should take place, and that was the reason for the present meeting.
The meeting of representatives of the two Internationals held in Geneva had also been attended by representatives of the Spanish Movement who had submitted the following proposals:-
1. To bring pressure to bear by all possible means and without delay, upon the Governments, members of the League of Nations, in order that in accordance with the Pact, they assist the Spanish Government to recover its political and territorial independence.