Telegraphic Address TRADUNIC SOWEST LONDON
Telephone: VICTORIA 9020.
Trades Union Congress
SIR WALTER CITRINE, K.B.E.
To whom all communications should be addressed.
SMITH SQUARE, LONDON, S.W.1.
Our ref. HVT/AC/DT/720.
14th March, 1940.
We have received enquiries from one or two ports about emigration to Mexico and South America, and we have made certain tentative approaches at this end, which lead us to believe that certain limited facilities may be available for some of the men and their dependants in this country.
Will it be possible, when you are making arrangements this week end to pay the men their grants, to interview them and to let me have the names of any men who wish to apply for inclusion in such a scheme of emigration? Please impress upon the men that they should not refuse any offers of employment which arise in the meantime as our efforts may prove unsuccessful.
Please let me have particulars on the attached form of all applicants, if possible by MONDAY morning next, 18th instant. I am sorry that I am compelled by a combination of circumstances to ask you to deal with this matter in such a summary fashion, but the time is very short if we are to snatch a very thin chance of assisting some of the men in this way.
H. V. TEWSON,
Form. Assistant Secretary.