29th April, 1942.
Mr, C.G. Spragg,
Birmingham Trades Council,
262, Corporation Street,
Dear Mr. Spragg,
INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE ASSOCIATION.
Thank you for your letter of the 27th of April in which you enclose copy of a resolution which was adopted by your Trades Council on the question of the position of former members of the International Brigade who are at present interned in unoccupied France and Spain.
Our General Council have not in mind any action on this matter; it may serve to explain the position if I attach herewith an extract from Hansard for 1st October, 1941.
The proposals in the appeal which has been circularised by the International Brigade Association presuppose relationships between the Government in question on a very much more cordial plane than existed in the Autumn of 1941. I think you will appreciate that the position with regard to the relationships between the British (or United States) and Vichy Governments has not improved since then.