HC Deb 06 February 1939 vol 343 c650W
Major Despencer-Robertson

asked the Home Secretary in how many cases during the last 15 years has a prisoner who has been sentenced to flogging been subsequently convicted of an offence similar to that for which he was flogged?

Sir S. Hoare

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to Appendix III of the report of the Departmental Committee on Corporal Punishment (Cmd. 5684 of 1938), which contains the available information on this subject.