§ SIR H. COTTON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that flogging is administered in India as a judicial punishment in many thousands of cases every year in public, and on the bare buttock; that the triangles on which men are tied up are placed outside every magistrate's court in India, and that in Ceylon these public floggings have been prohibited by the Secretary of State for the Colonies; and whether he will take immediate steps to reduce the prevalence of flogging in India as a judicial punishment.
§ MR. MORLEY
I am aware that whipping is ordered as a judicial punishment in India in some thousands of cases yearly; but I may point out that in several provinces the sentence is not carried out publicly, nor is the whipping always inflicted in the manner described. As I have more than once stated, the whole subject is now under my consideration.
§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL
asked if it were not a fact that these public whippings were exclusively confined to natives and were never administered to white men.