27th October, 1938.
Mr. R.W. Slyfield,
National Union of Clerks and Administrative Workers,
Bethnal Green Public Services Branch,
Public Health Department,
15, Old Ford Road,
Dear Mr. Slyfield,
INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE DEPENDANTS AND WOUNDED AID COMMITTEE.
I am in receipt of your letter of the 26th instant in regard to the above subject and in the first place I must point out that matters for the consideration of the General Council should be forwarded through the Head Office of an affiliated Union, otherwise overlapping is bound to occur. It would be helpful, therefore if you would kindly follow this procedure in future.
I may say, however, that a request has been made by the International Brigade Dependants and Wounded Aid Committee for assistance from the International Solidarity Fund, but before the matter can receive full consideration we have asked that certain information should be supplied to us.
I can quite understand that your members have in mind the number of appeals that are being issued, but they will appreciate that the difficulties of the International Solidarity Fund have been further increased by the recent problem of Czechoslovakia. At the present moment the International Solidarity