of a meeting of the NATIONAL JOINT COMMITTEE FOR SPANISH RELIEF and BASQUE CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE (joint meeting) held on Thursday, June 16th, 1938, at the House of Commons, at 5.0 p.m.
PRESENT: Mr Wilfrid Roberts (in the Chair)
Mr Abraham ( of Kingston )
Mrs de Bunsen
Mr Henry Brinton
Mr R.C. Fisher
Mr Rickards ( of Bray Court )
Miss J. Thomas
Mrs Thornycroft ( of Worthing )
Mr H.B. Watson
Mr C. Wigham
Miss Elisabeth Wilkinson
Miss Ellen Wilkinson
Miss Eleanor Rathbone, M.P.
Mr G.T. Garratt
Miss Betty L. Arne
Miss M. McDiarmid
Miss O. McCleland
Mr J. MacCallum Scott
The business of the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief was taken first, and separate minutes will be issued for this.
Business of the Basque Children's Committee:
Miss Eleanor Rathbone took the Chair.
1. REPORT ON REPATRIATION: The Secretary reported that Centres now informed Head Office as and when children could go back, and that under this arrangement 39 were repatriated on June 15th. The Secretary also reported that she had had a conversation with a member of the Friends who had been in Bilbao. He had investigated all the cases about which he had been asked, and was satisfied in every case. It was pointed out, however, that it was not a very easy task as the authorities were suspicious.
2. CO-OPTION OF MR MacCALLUM SCOTT: Resolved that Mr MacCallum Scott, Honorary Publicity Officer of the Basque Children's Committee and National Joint Committee, be co-opted to both Committees.
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