HC Deb 07 June 1883 vol 279 cc1906-7

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, If he will lay upon the Table a list of the Prisons within the limits of the Mediterranean, North American, Pacific, China, East Indian, Australian, and Cape and West Coast of Africa Stations, in which it is proposed to carry out sentences of imprisonment which may be inflicted by court martial, under the provisions of the Naval Discipline Bill, before that Bill is read a second time?


Sir, I do not think there will be any objection to giving a return of the Consular Prisons within the limits of the several Naval Stations, and I will communicate with the Foreign Office on the subject. I would, however, point out to the right hon. Gentleman that it is only intended, under the Naval Discipline Acts Amendment Bill, to take power to confine Naval prisoners in such gaols, and that that power will only be used in the case of gaols reported to be fit for the purpose.


asked the hon. Gentleman to lay upon the Table a Return showing the number of cases of corporal punishment since 1870, the number of cases of punishment for striking superior officers, and the number of cases of theft?


I should be glad if the hon. and gallant Gentleman would supply me with particulars of what he wishes.