REPORT OF MEETING OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS AND THE LABOUR AND SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL HELD AT THE OFFICES OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS, PARIS ON MAY 25TH, 1937.
Mr. L. de Brouchere (In the Chair),
Mr. F Adler,
Mr. W. Schevenels,
Mr. W. Gillies,
Mr. H.V. Tewson.
Mr. Schevenels reported a conversation he had had with Mr. Del Vayo, who felt that in view of the difficulties of the Spanish Government and the new situation it was necessary for a new pronouncement to be made by the two internationals. Del Vayo said there had been some talk outside Spain of attempting to secure agreement for a temporary Government to be formed under Madriaga. The very suggestion of Madriaga was, from the point of view of the Spanish Government, ridiculous and such a proposal would not be accepted.
Non-intervention had now been in force for some time and had not prevented either Franco or the Valencia Government from receiving arms. Del Vayo thought the two internationals should again consider the matter.
Volunteers. On this question the Spanish Government held that individual volunteers should not be placed in the same category as Italian and German troops. Del Vayo would emphasise this point at Geneva, and wanted a further pronouncement from the internationals.