PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL. SPAIN: L.S.I. & I.F.T.U. Conf.
10th & 11th March, 1937.
TRADES UNION CONGRESS GENERAL COUNCIL.
I.F.T.U. AND L.S.I. CONFERENCE ON THE SITUATION IN SPAIN, HELD IN CENTRAL HALL, LONDON, ON 10th AND 11th MARCH, 1937.
The General Council attended, with the Labour Party and Parliamentary Labour Party Executives, the International Conference held on 10th and 11th March, 1937, in the Central Hall, which was presided over by Sir Walter Citrine and Louis de Brouckère.
Apologies were received from Messrs. C. Dukes, G. Gibson, J. Hindle, and W. Wood.
Trade Union delegates from 13 countries, and political representatives from 17, attended the Conference. There were more than 200 delegates present.
There were two separate meetings of the British workers' representatives, apart from those held for hearing translations. At the first meeting, held on the morning of the 11th, it was decided to concentrate on the withdrawal of all volunteers.
At the second meeting, held on the evening of 11th March, a resolution drawn up by the Drafting Committee of the Conference was read and amendments suggested. Finally, three resolutions were passed by the Conference as follows:
"The Conference convened by the L.S.I. and the I.F.T.U. at the request of the Spanish comrades, meeting in London on March 10-11, 1937,
"Greets the Spanish people who are conducting with such courage their fight against the combined forces of Fascism, and are defending at one and the same time their own liberty and the liberty and peace of Europe and the world.
"From the very beginning of the conflict the two Internationals have never ceased to demonstrate its character before world public opinion. Events have shown that their fears were only too well- founded. Today it is evident to all that we are faced with a