HL Deb 07 July 1845 vol 82 c73
Lord Denman

moved the committal of this Bill.

The Duke of Richmond

said, he agreed with the principle of the Bill; but wished to suggest two Amendments—first, that persons convicted of bestial offences should be whipped as often as the Judge should direct; and also that no imprisonment should last longer than two years. As to the first, he thought that such a punishment might well be inflicted on the men who were generally found to commit such offences, and who were abandoned profligates, lost to all sense of shame. As to the second suggestion, he thought no man ought to be imprisoned for a longer period than two years.

Lord Denman

promised to consider these suggestions, with the view of inserting them in the Bill on the bringing up of the Report.

Bill committed.

House adjourned.