§ MR. JOSEPH A. PEASE (Northumberland, Tyneside)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War how many prisoners in the military prisons in the Colonies have received corporal punishment during the last six years; and, how many, if any, have received corporal punishment in the United Kingdom or Colonies on more than one occasion during the same period?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Eighty-two prisoners in military prisons abroad received corporal punishment during the last six years. During the same period one prisoner in the military prisons at home was twice corporally punished. Returns on this point from prisons abroad have not yet been received.