TRADES UNION CONGRESS GENERAL COUNCIL.
From DR. H.B. MORGAN.
To SIR WALTER CITRINE.
Department Social Insurance.
Date 4th November, 1936.
SPAIN AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
REPORT of an interview between Archbishop Hinsley, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, and some Catholics associated with the Labour and Trade Union Movement, on Saturday evening, the 31st October, 1936.
(1) This meeting was arranged as the result of the attendance of Archbishop Hinsley at the Ben Tillett Memorial Dinner and some observations which he there made both publicly and privately. The approaches were first made by Mr. Young, who was formerly a very prominent member of the Night Telephonist Section of the Post-Office Workers, but has now been seconded to be the telephonist at Buckingham Palace. Mr. Peacock, the Secretary of the National Trade Union Club, also took steps to choose Catholics whom he thought would be representative. Those present at the interview were as follows :-
His Grace, The Archbishop Hinsley of Westminster.
Monsignor Valentine Elwes, his Private Secretary.
Miss A. Somers, a London Organiser for the National Labour Party.
Mr. T. O'Brien, General Secretary of the Theatrical Employees' Union.
Mr. Bernard Sullivan of the Taylors & Garment Workers' Union.
Mr. Young (as above)
Dr. H.B. Morgan.
And without any intimation to the above party a representative of the Transport & General Workers' Union, who was suddenly found waiting at the Archbishop's house when the rest of the party arrived. - Name not known.
Miss Monica Wheatley, unfortunately, could not attend. Certain other Catholic members also could not attend.
(2) The interview was cordial throughout, and the Arch-