HC Deb 05 July 1879 vol 247 cc1548-9

I wish to ask the right hon. and gallant Gentleman the Secretary of State for War a Question, of which I have given him private Notice. The Question I wish to ask is, Whether it is a fact that the senior officer in command of a military district—such, for example, as Weedon—on a complaint being made of the misconduct of any prisoner, has the power to order a punishment of not exceeding twenty-five lashes; and, if it is not so, whether there was such power a few years ago?


I must ask the hon. Gentleman to repeat his Question on Monday, when I shall be in a position to answer it.