Private and Confidential
LABOUR PARTY INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT
SPAIN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE
A meeting of the above Committee was held on Tuesday, April 26th, at 6 p.m. in the House of Commons.
C.R. Attlee, M.P. George Dallas Sir Stafford Cripps, M.P. James Walker, M.P. Ellen Wilkinson, M.P. Stanley Hirst
Coun. T. Braddock Capt. H. Beaumont Mrs. Middleton Dr. S. Jeger D.R. Grenfell, M.P. V. Tewson
J.S. Middleton W.W. Henderson Morgan Phillips
Ellen Wilkinson, M.P. William Gillies Joint Secretaries
The Minutes of the meeting held on Thursday, March 31, 1938, were adopted.
2. SPANISH EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
A letter dated April 20, 1938 from the Spanish Exhibition Committee, was read. It made a request that the Spain Campaign Committee should take over the Spanish Exhibition Committee from this Committee, and pay all the debts of the Committee amounting to £53.
It was AGREED that the offer should be declined.
3. ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS
A suggestion that money should be raised for the purchase of anti-aircraft guns for the defence of open towns in Democratic Spain, the money to be used to meet other urgent needs of the Spanish people in the event of a refusal of the export licence, was fully discussed.
A vote was taken on the principle that money should be raised for the purchase of anti-aircraft guns. There voted for: 3; Against: 6.
4. MAY DAY
It was AGREED ro [to] recommend that, through a special display in the "Daily Herald", organisers of the May Day Demonstrations
should be requested to make the defence of Democratic Spain a feature of all the speeches and to make collections in aid of Democratic Spain at all Demonstrations.
5. NATIONAL WEEK-END FOR SPAIN
It was AGREED to recommend to the National Executive that the National Labour Party, in co-operation with the Trades Union Congress General Council, should make the week-end May 21-22 a "National Spain Week-end" of Demonstrations in defence of Democratic Spain and of collections to help Democratic Spain; and that in connection with this National Week-end for Spain a Demonstration should be held in the Albert Hall on Sunday, May 22, 1938.
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