HC Deb 19 April 1910 vol 16 cc2063-4W

asked the Home Secretary whether, when the punishment of whipping is directed by a court of summary jurisdiction to be inflicted upon a child, the strokes are inflicted upon the naked body, or whether any Regulations have been issued by the Home Office for the carrying out of such punishments; and, if so, whether he will lay the same upon the Table?


No Regulations have been issued from the Home Office, nor have I power to make any on this subject; but I believe that when a boy is birched it is usual to divest of clothing that part of his body on which the birching is administered.