§ * SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India, whether flogging by the British cat-o'-nine-tails still continues in the Native Army in India.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Lord GEORGE HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
The instances of flogging in the Native Army are of rare exception, and average about one in 2,000 annually; but I understand the right hon. Gentleman has correctly described the instrument which is used on those very exceptional occasions.
§ SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether there existed any flogging by the cat-o'-nine-tails in the Egyptian Army or Egyptian police before the re-organisation of those forces during the British occupation.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. GEORGE CURZON,) Lancashire, Southport
Before the re-organisation of the Egyptian Army there was unlimited flogging with the courbash without trial. Since 1883 there has been carefully limited flogging with the cat-o'-six-tails (not of nine) after trial.