No. 418 NAI DT S9177

Extract from minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet
(Cab. 7/382)

Dublin, 31 December 1936

3. SPANISH CIVIL WAR: Non-intervention in Spain

A. Supervision of Spanish Land and Sea frontiers

It was agreed that the Government should contribute towards the cost, estimated at £620,000 per annum, of a proposed scheme of supervision over the land and sea frontiers of Spain and the Spanish dependencies, the operation of which would be dependent on its acceptance by the two parties in Spain.

It was decided, however, that when communicating this decision to the General Committee of the International Committee regarding Non-intervention in Spain, an inquiry should be made as to how the officers of the International Committee of Supervision were to be recruited.

B. Prohibition of exports to Spain

In connection with a proposal to extend the existing scope of the prohibition of exports to Spain to cover all classes of arms and war materials, it was decided that a reply should be sent to the effect that as the types of arms and war materials covered by the proposal were not manufactured in the Saorstát, it would not appear necessary that any definite prohibition should be instituted in Saorstát Éireann.

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