Scottish Trades Union Congress General Council.
33 ELMBANK CRESCENT,
Glasgow, June 15th 1938
WILLIAM ELGER, J.P.
Phone: Central 3179
Mr. H. V. Tewson,
Trades Union Congress,
London, S. W. 1.
You will remember our talk over the Conference of Trade Union branches convened by the Glasgow and Edinburgh Trades Councils. I enclose a copy of the circular issued on May 13th from this office.
You will notice that special emphasis was placed in this circular in deprecating any diffusion of effort in collecting money for Spain and pointing out the Congress decision that monies should be forwarded to the National Council of Labour Funds. It may have been that it was all along the intention of the promoters of the Conference to collect monies and to forward such monies through the official channels, but no mention was made of that fact in the circular which convened the Conference. However, whether or not as the result of the issuing of our circular of May 13th, an intimation was made through the chair at the Conference that monies collected would be forwarded to the National Council of Labour.
In view of this intimation, and on receipt of a letter from the Secretary of the Glasgow Trades Council on May 31st (copy enclosed), a letter dated June 2nd (copy also enclosed) was forwarded to the Secretaries of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Joint Trades Councils Committee. A reply to this letter of June 2nd was received on June 13th (copy enclosed), and you are specially asked to peruse this reply.
It was the intention of the General Council, upon receiving complete assurances that all monies obtained as a result of this effort by the Joint Trades Councils were to/