HC Deb 21 March 1907 vol 171 c839
MR. LEHMANN (Leicestershire, Market Harborough)

To ask the Secretary of State for War whether he is now prepared to make any statement as to the non-applicability of the limitations of the powers of the Secretary of State contained in Section 133, sub-section 2, of the Army Act, in the case of the exercise of such powers by the Officer Commanding-in-Chief in the field, as provided by the Army (Annual) Bill, page 5, line 41, and page 6, lines 1 to 7.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) I propose to move an Amendment in Committee to the clause in question to make it quite clear that the Commander-in-Chief in the field shall have no powers to authorise the infliction of flogging for any offence.