§ MR. SHIRESS WILL (Montrose, &c.)
I had intended to ask the Lord Advocate whether, in view of the provisions of the Summary Jurisdiction (Juvenile Offenders) Bill, now pending in this House, he will lay upon the Table of the House a Copy of any rules or regulations now in force in Scotland for the whipping of juvenile offenders, whether sanctioned by the Lord Advocate as required by "The Prisons (Scotland) Act, 1860," or otherwise; and whether, under the Act of 1862, relating to the whipping of juvenile offenders (25 and 26 Vict. cap. 18), there is any authority for the whipping of such offenders in Scotland between the ages of 14 and 16? In the absence of the right hon. and learned Gentleman, I have been requested to postpone the question for a week.