HC Deb 14 February 1895 vol 30 cc754-5

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, whether he will lay upon the Table any communications that have passed between him and the Government of India, in consequence of his promise given on 16th April last year, on the subject of flogging in the Indian Army; and what steps, if any, have been taken to abolish flogging in the Indian Army, and thus remove the existing distinction in respect of liability to flogging between the Natives of India and all other of Her Majesty's soldiers, including the West India Regiments.


I addressed a despatch on this subject to the Government of India in May last, in fulfilment of my promise to which the hon. Member alludes. The question has been under consideration since then, and I believe that a despatch from the Government of India will probably arrive by next mail.