BASQUE CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE.
MINUTES of a Meeting held in House of Commons on Monday, July 5th, 1937, at 5.30.p.m.
H.V. Tewson Esq., (in the Chair)
Dame Janet Campbell
Colonel Gordon (Salvation Army)
Captain Macnamara, M.P.
Mrs. Leah Manning
Miss Eleanor Rathbone, M.P.
Mrs. Wilfrid Roberts
Wilfrid Roberts, Esq. M.P.
Miss Mary Sutherland (Labour Party)
Miss Stewart (ex officio)
Miss Arne (ex officio)
In the absence of the Chairman, one of the Vice-Chairmen, Mr H.V. Tewson, took the Chair.
1) MINUTES: The Minutes of the previous Meeting, having been circulated, were taken as read and signed.
2) BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES: The Chairman reported that Viscount Cecil of Chelwood had agreed to take on the Hon. Treasurership. The Committee expressed its gratification and a warm vote of thanks was passed to Viscount Cecil for giving this assistance.
3) APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: These were read from:
The Duchess of Atholl
a) Medical Peace Campaign: The Secretary read a letter from the Medical Peace Campaign asking whether they might be given an opportunity of quietly and unobtrusively watching the children and possibly viewing their essays or drawings or any other way in which they may express themselves, with a view to gaining psychological experience. A short debate took place on the suggestion. Agreed that the letter be passed on for consideration to a Medical Sub-Committee. Agreed further that Dr. Audrey Russell, Dame Janet Campbell and Mrs. Leah Manning be regarded as this Medical Sub-Committee.
b) Offer from the Scripture Gift Mission: A letter was read from Canon Craven reporting on this offer. The Canon suggested that it be not accepted for three specific reasons. Agreed that no further action therefore be taken in the matter.
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