§ 96. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in how many cases flogging has been administered since its reintroduction in Trinidad; and if he will now consider its abolition in that colony
Mr. Creech Jones
Since the ordinance came into force in January last, up to the end of October corporal punishment has been awarded to six persons. I am closely watching the operation of this ordinance in consultation with the Governor, and I earnestly hope that the ordinance will lapse at the end of the period for which it was enacted.