23rd June, 1937.
Mr. W. Elger,
Scottish Trades Union Congress General Council,
37, Elmbank Crescent,
Dear Mr. Elger,
I have your letter of the 18th instant with reference to the above matter. In regard to the resolution which was passed at your Congress, I note the general understanding on which the resolution was passed.
I may say that this matter will come up for consideration at a special meeting of the I.F.T.U. and the L.S.I. to be held this week and will sure to be discussed at the General Council meeting of the I.F.T.U. to be held in Warsaw on Monday next.
In regard to the third paragraph of your resolution, I may say that careful consideration was given to this matter by the National Council of Labour, and ultimately, in view of the specific assurances given in regard to the Fund and the references made to the purposes of the Fund on the official receipts, it was determined that monies could only be paid out in aid of the Spanish worker and their dependents.
I trust this information will be useful to you.