HC Deb 12 May 1960 vol 623 cc605-6
20. Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the orders for the refurnishing of public houses of the Carlisle State Management Scheme in Carlisle were placed locally, and what proportion outside Carlisle, during the three years ending at the latest convenient accounting date.

Mr. Vosper

In the three years ended 30th September last, orders for the refurnishing of the Scheme's public houses and hotels in Carlisle amounting to some £21,000 were placed locally and orders amounting to some £4,000 were placed elsewhere.

tried and failed, to inflict corporal punishment in cases of wounding?

Mr. Vosper

There may be a slight conflict between the figures given by my hon. Friend and those which he will see in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I would not dissent from the argument which he has advanced that the figures for this offence have increased most rapidly and alarmingly. He no doubt realises that even in 1938 the courts had no power to order whipping for juveniles over the age of 14. Therefore, I do not think it would necessarily be fair to draw any conclusions from the comparison. This is a matter which the Advisory Council on the Treatment of Offenders will consider.

Mr. Speaker

I hope the House will remember that it is in the common interest that supplementary questions should be short.

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