15th October, 1936.
Mr. E. Bevin,
Transport and General Workers' Union,
Dear Mr. Bevin,
HELP FOR THE WORKERS OF SPAIN FUND.
I have been receiving numerous enquiries in view of a statement which is stated to have appeared in certain papers that the money being raised in this country for the above fund is being utilised for the relief of both sides.
I have not been aware until today that this statement appears in the New Leader of October 2nd and is a copy of the telegram sent by you to one of your Irish branches. The sentence in question appears to be as follows:
"The £1,000 grant is for medical and humanitarian requirements, with definite instructions that medical supplies are to be available to either side, whoever are victims in the awful struggle."
I have replied to the queries that I have received to date on the lines of assuring the enquirers that the money collected is for the relief of supporters of the Democratic Government; that it is controlled by the International Committee of the I.F.T.U. and the