§ 41. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the ease of J. H. Clarke, sentenced at the Surrey Assizes to seven years' penal servitude and to be flogged; and whether, seeing that Clarke was twice wounded in the War, the flogging will be remitted?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-H1CKS
It is open to Clarke, within ten days of the conviction, to give notice of application to the Court of Criminal Appeal for leave to appeal against sentence, and Section 7 (2) of the Criminal Appeal Act provides specially for the case of a conviction involving sentence of corporal punishment.
Captain ARTHUR EVANS
Is it not a fact that before these sentences are carried out, men are medically examined to see whether they are fit to receive a flogging?