§ 11. Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any inquiries have been made from the parents of the late Miss Violet Sharpe, who live at Beenham, Berkshire, for evidence to 'help the investigation being made in America into her death; and whether he will press this matter in the interests of justice?
§ The UNDER SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I have been asked to reply to this question. No inquiries have been made from the parents of the late Miss Violet Sharpe. I am, however, informed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that, at the request of the New Jersey State Police, inquiry has been made of Miss Edna Sharpe, a sister of the dead girl, as to her knowledge of the Lindbergh case. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs on the 15th instant.
Is my hon. Friend aware that the parents, owing to letters that they have had from their late daughter, are quite convinced that, owing to the methods of investigation that have been pursued, she committed suicide and that they are very anxious in the interests of justice that the whole case should be investigated? Has no investigation been made from the parents themselves?
§ Mr. STANLEY
What my hon. and gallant Friend says has not yet been brought to my notice. Now that we have that information, we will certainly consider what we can do.