HC Deb 21 July 1927 vol 209 c544
4. Viscount SANDON

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government contemplate any changes in the law as to the traffic in women; whether he has considered the proposals set out in Bill 152 of this Session; and his attitude towards the proposed abolition of the flogging penalty?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second and third parts, the proposals in the Bill will, of course, be considered, but it would not be usual for me to express any opinion on these proposals in anticipation of discussion of the Bill in this House.

Viscount SANDON

Will the right hon. Gentleman take care that he does not weaken on this question of flogging?


The right hon. Gentleman is not given to much weakness.