HC Deb 28 March 1956 vol 550 cc200-1W
56. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will list the offences for which corporal punishment is the penalty in each of the Colonial Territories; and the number of persons who received this punishment in each of these territories for each of the last four years for which figures are available.

Mr. Hare

As the full reply is too long and detailed to be given orally or to be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT, I am arranging for copies to be placed in the Library of the House and will send a copy to the hon. Member.