§ MR. LEA
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the prison numbers and initials of men and boys who were flogged in local and convict prisons in Great Britain and Ireland during 1907, and in each case to specify the nature of the offence; the number of lashes inflicted; and also in each case to specify whether he had refused to confirm the sentence of flogging or had reduced the number of lashes awarded.
§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL
The hon. Member will find the particulars he mentions for the year ended 31st March last in the last Report of the Prison Commissioners, and a similar Return for the year ending 31st March next will be published in their next Report. Scottish and Irish Prisons do not come within the Secretary of State's jurisdiction.