No. 16 NAI DT S9177

Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet
(Cab. 7/389) (Item 2)

Dublin, 2 February 1937

SPANISH CIVIL WAR: Non-intervention.

It was agreed that the High Commissioner in London should be instructed to inform the Non-Intervention Committee

(a) that the Government of Saorstát Éireann were ready to take the necessary measures to prohibit the enlistment, recruitment, departure from or transit through Saorstát Éireann of persons proposing to proceed to Spanish territory for the purpose of taking service in the present war, provided that all other Governments represented on the Non-Intervention Committee took similar action;

(b) that the Government were prepared to contribute towards the revised scheme for the supervision of the land and sea frontiers of Spain, the estimated cost of which would be £898,000 per annum;

(c) that the Government would make available 20% of the Saorstát's annual contribution to this scheme when required.

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