HC Deb 19 December 1928 vol 223 cc2987-8

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he received from the British Consul-General at Washington a Report of the case of Mr. A. Donaldson, fireman on s.s. "Plawsworth," who went ashore without a passport while his vessel was unloading at Galveston, Texas, in September, 1927, and w as kept in the country gaol without a trial for 12 months, and was subsequently released without explanation and without trial, having to work his way hack to Tilbury; and what action he has taken in the matter?


The facts of this case were only brought to my notice yesterday evening by Mr. Donaldson himself. His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington will at once be instructed to institute inquiries and to make such representations as may seem called for to the United States Government.