Letter sent to Marsham St.
31st May, 1937.
Mr. J. Hutchison,
The Christian Volunteer Force,
7, Bath Street,
I should like to say how greatly I appreciate your letter of the 27th instant and the very kind offer which you have made to accommodate forty children. I shall pass your lettor to the Secretary of the Basque Children's Committee with the request that he should communicate with you direct.
I can see, however, that there may be some difficulty owing to the fact that the children are now to be accomodated in groups of not less than fifty. The Basque Government are naturally anxious that the children should be kept together as much as possible and the Home Office themselves share this view. There are only a limited number of adult attendants, mostly teachers, and from an educational point of view you will appreciate the desirability of being able to continue their education on Basque lines, and this is only possible if the groups are of a size which will permit of one Basque attendant being with each group of children.
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