HC Deb 09 May 1927 vol 206 cc28-9

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that a husband and wife, recently leaving Dundee for a holiday visitation of their family resident in the United States of America, having their passports all in order and properly viséd, were at Boston taken to a detention camp, locked in a wire cage along with people of various nationalities, all being herded like criminals, with warders pacing to and fro night and day; that such treatment was meted out to the tourists on the simple ground that the husband was minus three fingers which had been amputated nearly 50 years ago, a fact fully recorded on the passport; and whether he will make representations to the American Government in the matter?


No such case has been brought to my notice, but if the hon. Member will furnish the names of the people who were so treated and the date of the occurrence, I will make inquiries.


I shall be glad to do so.