4th June, 1937.
Mr. G.J. Cressall,
South Poplar Divisional Labour Party,
Transport Workers' Hall,
1, Newby Place,
Dear Mr. Cressall,
I have your letter of the 3rd June and am interested to learn of the rumour which you have heard. I can assure you that there is no truth whatever in the statement that children over fourteen years of age are being placed in employment.
I think the driver may have misunderstood a statement made at the Camp that boys over a certain age were being placed in a special part of the Camp and being trained in camp discipline to perform certain work in keeping the Camp clear of litter.
I do not think it would be advisable to contradict an isolated statement of this character, I would like to thank you for the information and should there be any evidence that this misconception is being spread we will take steps to counteract it.
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