STRICTLY PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL.
7th November, 1936.
Mr. Wm Elger, J.P.,
The Scottish Trades Union Congress,
33, Elmbank Crescent,
Dear Mr. Elger,
SCOTTISH AMBULANCE UNIT.
Referring to your letter in regard to the above matter, yesterday we had a meeting of the Joint Committee which is in charge of the administration of the Spanish Fund.
One of the matters considered was the request for financial assistance for the above unit. There was general sympathy expressed in regard to the appeal which has been made and the Committee had before them certain information upon which I feel it necessary to have further information. We had intended to ask Sir Daniel Stevenson to come to London for a chat on this matter, but probably we can secure the necessary advice from you.
I wll deal quite frankly in a very personal way with the whole of the allegations submitted to us and perhaps you would make contact with Sir Daniel in order to secure such information upon which you have not adequate knowledge. I will deal first of all with the points upon which it will hardly be necessary for you to consult Sir Daniel.
In the first place, it is alleged that the unit is organised and administered under Liberal auspices and that Sir Daniel, who is responsible, is very wealthy and well able to bear the whole cost individually.
A further point is alleged that it would give offence to Labour workers in Glasgow if assistance were given to the unit in question.