9th October, 1942.
Miss Alma Sear,
Harrow Trades Council,
184A, Kenton Road,
Dear Miss Sear,
Thank you for your letter of 1st October in which you ask the General Council to approach the Foreign Office on behalf of former members of the International Brigade who are now interned in France.
Our General Council have not in mind any action on this matter. It may serve to explain the position if I attach herewith an extract from the Official Report of the House of Commons for 1st October, 1941.
The proposals in the appeal which has been circulated by the International Brigade Association presuppose relationships between the Governments in question on a very much more cordial plane than existed in the Autumn of 1941. I think you will appreciate that the position with regard to the relationships between the British (or United States) and Vichy Governments has not improved since then.