§ MR. TOMKINSON (Cheshire, Crewe)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for I War how many cases of corporal punishment by flogging there have been in the military prisons at home and abroad during the year 1904.
§ THE SECRETARY OP STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
In military prisons at home there were no cases. Abroad there were two cases, both for gross personal violence to prison officers.
§ MR. TOMKINSON
asked if it would not be possible to place Returns on these subjects in the hands of hon. Members during the session instead of distributing them in the uutumn?
§ MR. ARNOLD-FORSTER
said it was difficult to anticipate the Returns, but if the hon. Member required any special information he would endeavour to get it for him.