HC Deb 10 March 1902 vol 104 cc873-4
MR. LLOYD MORGAN (Carmarthen-shire, W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, seeing that judges of assize, as well as courts of summary jurisdiction, have only power to order an offender to be birched if he is under the age of sixteen, he will consider the question of amending the King's Regulations so as to restrict punishment by birching in the Navy to boys under sixteen years of age.


It is not considered desirable at present to make any change in the age as now prescribed in the King's Regulations.