HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 cc223-4
27. Mr. John Dugdale

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why corporal punishment is still inflicted on British subjects in the Colonies for offences not so punishable in the United Kingdom; and if he will take steps to put an end to this.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Colonel Oliver Stanley)

I regret that I cannot add anything to the reply which I gave the hon. Member on 20th July last.

Mr. Dugdale

Is it intended that this form of punishment shall be meted out to Africans but not Europeans?

Colonel Stanley

I gave the hon. Gentleman a long and considered reply on our policy just before the House rose, and nothing has changed since that day.