HC Deb 06 July 1961 vol 643 c146W
72. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the fact that 2,477 prison cells hold 3 prisoners each, and this overcrowding is the result of increased crime, he will now introduce legislation to permit flogging for crimes of violence to be coupled with shorter sentences as a deterrent, and so reduce the prison population; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. A. Butler

No. In the debates on the Criminal Justice Bill I stated the objections to judicial corporal punishment and the House decided against its re-introduction.