HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 cc1060-1W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that two political prisoners in Jerusalem have been flogged for refusing to don prison dress, and that in July, 1928, the Secretary of State for the Colonies undertook to communicate with the High Commissioner with a view to considering whether the law in respect to corporal punishment should be assimilated to the law here; and whether he can state the result, if any, of this consideration?


The Secretary of State has received no report from the High Commissioner regarding the case referred to by my hon. Friend, but enquiry will be made. As regards the second part of the question, the Secretary of State's predecessor went into this matter with the High Commissioner, and certain amendments in the regulations were approved, reducing the number of prison offences punishable by flogging.

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