HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c232W
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.