17th April, 1940.
Mr. R. R. Stokes, M.P.,
House of Commons,
Dear Mr. Stokes,
JULIAN HICKMAN URRUTIA JESUS HICKMAN URRUTIA.
Enclosed is a copy of a letter which I received from Señor Lizaso, of the Basque Delegation, as a result of which I got into touch with Mr. G.W. Thomson, who is a member of our General Council and a nominee of the Association of Engineering and Shipbuilding Draughtsmen.
I asked Mr. Thomson if he could suggest any way of helping the men in question. The upshot was that he had a long conversation with the Association's London Area Organiser, and finally advised me to get into direct touch with you, in view of the vast variety of the work which your firm undertakes.
Mr. Thomson made the merely personal suggestion that, if there was any possibility of placing either of the men, and particularly Julian, on the outside staff, consideration might later be given, in the light of circumstances, to the possibility of drafting them to the drawing office.
I suppose you have been inundated with requests for the employment of refugees, but the particular qualifications of Julian do seem to suggest he is a highly experienced man.
If you could give the matter your consideration, I shall be greatly obliged.