§ Miss WILKINSON
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he receives a report of all floggings of boys under 18 taking place on training ships or other naval institutions; and, if so, whether he can give the number which have taken place in the year ending 1st June, 1928.
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
The punishment of flogging is by Admiralty order permanently suspended as reference to former questions on this subject will show. If the hon. Member means birching, 1393W I am happy to inform her that for the period named, June, 1927, to 1st June, 1928, no birchings have been inflicted.