HC Deb 30 March 1868 vol 191 c559

(Mr. Dodson, Mr. Corry, Lord Henry Lennox.)

Order for Committee read.

In reply to Mr. AYRTON,


said, he assented to the introduction of Amendments similar to that made in the Mutiny Bill, and if the hon. Member for Chatham (Mr. Otway) were not in his place to move the omission of the words in reference to corporal punishment, he (Lord Henry Lennox) would move the Amendment for him.

Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)


moved the following Amendments, which were agreed to:Clause 27, line 30, leave out from "any" to "any marine to corporal punishment," in lines 39 and 40, inclusive, and insert "no court martial shall for any offence whatever committed in time of peace, within the Queen's dominions, have power to sentence any marine to corporal punishment." Lines 44 and 45, leave out "disgraceful conduct or any breach of the Articles of War.

House resumed.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow.