11th June, 1937.
Mr. J.G. Davies,
Swansea Labour Association,
50, Terrace Road,
Dear Mr. Davies,
I have your letter of the 10th instant in regard to the above matter, and trust that the following replies to your various points will be helpful.
1. I am not quite clear as to whether by the Local Authority you mean the City Council or an ad hoc Committee which undertakes the work of collecting funds. Actually the responsibility of the City Council will be nothing more than that which they agree to undertake in the way of assistance. The responsible local body would be the Committee established to deal with the matter.
2. On the National Committee for the Care of Basque Children the Trades Union Congress is represented. The whole effort in regard to these children must be regarded as purely non-political and solely as a great humanitarian task. The children themselves have not been selected from any one political party, but are fully representative of all sections of opinion in the Basque country. It will, therefore, be quite in order for your Association to take an active part in the setting up of a local Committee specifically for the purpose of attempting to receive and maintain a number of Basque children.
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