HC Deb 11 February 1947 vol 433 c56W
Mr. Thurtle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many whippings have been ordered at assizes for criminal offences during the last period for which figures are available; and how many such whippings have actually been carried out.

Mr. Ede

The latest figures available are for 1945, during which year 18 sentences of whipping were passed by assize courts. All these sentences were carried out.