Captain A. EVANS
asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been drawn to the report of the Cardiff watch committee on the question of certain representations which have been made by the chief constable of Cardiff concerning the problem of coloured seamen in the docks area of Cardiff; and if he will set up an impartial committee to examine the whole matter with a view to making recommendations as to future action by the authorities?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I have seen newspaper reports of a discussion by the Cardiff watch committee on the chief constable's report, and I have seen a copy of that report. My Department has frequently been in consultation with him and with other chief constables who have similar problems, and I am aware of their difficulties. Much can be done and has been done already. Certain lines of investigation are being actively pursued, and for the moment, at any rate, I do not think the appointment of a committee would be likely to help, but I shall be glad to receive any further representations or suggestions which the watch committee care to send me.