PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL.
9th March, 1937.
TRADES UNION CONGRESS GENERAL COUNCIL.
MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE TRADES UNION CONGRESS, HELD WITH THE PARLIAMENTARY LABOUR PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND LABOUR PARTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, AT THE HOUSE of COMMONS, ROOM 10, ON TUESDAY, 9th MARCH, 1937, AT 5 P.M. TO DEAL WITH THE POSITION IN SPAIN.
Mr. Attlee took the Chair until the arrival of Mr. Bevin.
Mr. J. Brown, Mr. A. Conley, Mr. E. Edwards, Mr. H.H. Elvin, Mr. W.J. Farthing, Mr. A.A.H. Findlay, Mr. J. Hallsworth, Miss F. Hancock, Mr. A. Hayday, M.P., Mr. G. Hicks, M.P. Mr. M. Hodgson, Mr. W. Holmes.
Mr. W. Kean, Mr. W. Lawther, Miss A. Loughlin, Mr. J. Marchbank, Mr. W. Sherwood, Mr. W.R. Spence, Mr. W. Stott, Mr. G.W. Thomson, Mr. W.R. Townley, Mr. F. Wolstencroft.
Sir Walter Citrine (General Secretary)
Mr. H.V. Tewson (Assistant Secretary)
Apologies for absence were received from -
Mr. G. Gibson,
Mr. J. Hindle,
Mr. G. Isaacs (illness)
Mr. A. Shaw,
Mr. W. Wood.
Mr. W.J. Squance (illness)
The meeting had been called in accordance with the recommendation of the National Council of Labour on the 23rd February, 1937.
The Chairman called upon Sir Walter Citrine to make a statement, in the course of which he gave a report of the Joint meeting held that day of the Executive Committees of the International Federation of Trade Unions and the Labour & Socialist