§ 16. Mr. SORENSEN
asked the Home Secretary the total number, respectively, of juvenile delinquents birched and convicts flogged during the past 12 months?
§ Mr. LLOYD
During 1935 courts of summary jurisdiction in England and Wales ordered the whipping of juveniles in 211 cases. If in the latter part of 1883 the question the hon. Member is referring to the infliction of corporal punishment for disciplinary offences in prisons, the answer as respects 1935 is "none."
§ Mr. SORENSEN
Cannot the Home Secretary take steps to minimise, and ultimately to prevent, cases of birching against children.
§ Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
Will the hon. Gentleman confirm the impression that this method of punishment is singularly effective in regard to offences against children and animals?