HC Deb 21 December 1934 vol 296 cc1534-5W

asked the Home Secretary how many of the adult offenders sentenced to flogging or birching by courts of assize and quarter sessions during the years 1933 and 1934, respectively, were first offenders; how many were under 21 years of age; how many were committed to Borstal institutions as the second part of their punishment; and in how many of these cases was the punishment inflicted with the cat and in how many with the birch?

Number sentenced to corporal punishment. With "cat." With birch. Under 21 years.
With "cat." With birch.
1932 63 30 33 3 12
1933 44 21 23 4 7

None of these persons was sentenced to Borstal detention. It has not been possible in the time available to ascertain how many of them had not been previously convicted.