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Arrested British Seaman, Usa (Treatment)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 23 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is now in a position to give the result of his inquiries into the alleged brutal treatment by the police at Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., of Seaman Alexander Marshall, 90, Garnet Street, Garnet Hill, Glasgow, particulars of which case were forwarded on 19th April last.

My right hon. Friend communicated the result of his inquiries to the hon. Member on 20th June.

Does not my hon. Friend consider that the refusal of the chief of police to take action against the officers concerned in this matter is very unsatisfactory?

Yes, Sir, but we are making inquiries into this question, and into what facilities there are for looking after seamen at Galveston.