HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 c1488W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will obtain a return of the floggings in the prisons of the East African Protectorate, with the number of strokes inflicted; and under what authority and supervision such floggings were administered?

Colonel L. WILSON

Detailed returns have been received half-yearly from the Protectorate for many years, and are scrutinised in the Colonial Office. They can only be inflicted by a sentence of the court or by the award of a visiting justice or the superintendent of the prison in every case in the presence of a medical officer. Any sentence in excess of 12 strokes requires the confirmation of the Governor.