27th April 1939.
The Rt. Hon. Viscount Halifax, K.G., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., T.D.,
Dear Lord Halifax,
SENOR PASCUAL TOMAS.
I have been considerably exercised in my mind as to the best way of complying with the request which I have received from the General Secretary of the former Spanish Trades Union Congress, Señor Pascual Tomas-Taengua who fled from Spain to France following upon the surrender of Madrid to Franco.
Señor Tomas writes that his wife Carmen Belloque Amargos who is 41 years of age and his three daughters Carmen, Amparo and Amelia Tomas Belloque aged 19, 17 and 15 respectively are still in Spain, and to the best of his knowledge, are without any means of support.
The last news he had of his family was that they were in Alicante in the private house of Señor Munoz Vizcarino, Liettenant Colonel of the Carabineros who promised that he would hide them in his house until such time as they could leave Spain or return to Valencia to the house of his mother at Barrio Obrero de Ramon de Castro, 24 Valencia.
The reason I am putting this matter before you is to ask whether it would be possible for some arrangement to he made whereby Señor Tomas's family could be allocated and provision made for their immigration on a British steamer from Spain to either France or this country.