PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
BASQUE CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE
MINUTES of the Executive Committee Meeting held at the House of Commons on July 20th, 1937, at 5.30 p.m.
PRESENT: The Duchess of Atholl, M.P. (in the Chair)
Miss Pye [(Save the Children Fund)] Society of Friends
Mr. Watson (Save the Children Fund)
Mr. Roberts, M.P.
Dame Janet Campbell
Captain Macnamara, M.P.
Mr. David Grenfell, M.P.
Miss Arne (ex officio)
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE were received from:-
Mrs. Leah Manning
The Minutes of the meeting held on July 5th, having been circulated, were taken as read and signed.
2. ARISING OUT OF THE MINUTES
Bulletin to the Children. The Duchess raised the question of the News Bulletin to the children. Agreed, after some discussion that it is to be circulated once a week, from the Office and that the main facts only, so far as outside news is concerned, be included. Suggested that it be the work of one particular individual, since the Staff was already so busy.
a). Hull. Letters read from the Secretary of the Hull Committee asking whether permission could be obtained for the grown-up relatives of one of the Senoritas in the home to join her in Hull. Home Office authority would have to be obtained and this raised the whole principle of whether we were to ask for more Spanish-speaking adults. Agreed that this be done since the Centres up and down the country were in great need of more Spanish-speaking people. It was stressed that, where possible, permission be obtained for these Spanish adults who also speak English.
b). Peace Pledge Union. Letter was read from the Peace Pledge Union inviting members of The Executive Committee to be present at their opening Garden Party at the Colchester, Adelphi Centre, Saturday, July 24th.
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