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Musselburgh Tramway Strike

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he has read a leading article in the Edinburgh Evening Despatch of 3rd August, in which it was stated that policemen's batons were most effective arguments in the Musselburgh tramway strike, and whether in view of this direct incentive to violence, he could use his good offices among the men on strike to maintain law and order.

I think such statements are greatly to be deprecated, and I am willing to do all I can in the direction desired.