7th June, 1937.
Mr. F. Winters,
Laindon and District Labour Party,
Berry Lane, Langdon Hills,
Dear Mr. Winters,
Many thanks for your letter of the 5th June in which you state that the members of your Party have agreed to "adopt" one of the Basque children. The cost of "adopting" one of these children would be about 12/6 per week. I feel, however, that if your Party could be responsible for 10/- per week, this would be regarded as a round figure which would feed and clothe one of the children.
I understand that when you talk of adopting one of the children you mean paying for its maintenance in some home. You will be aware that the children are not being divided into ones and twos and sent out to private homes. They are to be kept in groups of not less than fifty in order that any feeling of lonliness may be avoided and also that they may preserve their Basque identity and continue with Basque education.
I trust this information will be useful to you.
With many thanks for your interest in this matter
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