HC Deb 03 November 1966 vol 735 cc144-5W
53. Mr. Murton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances he is prepared to confirm sentences of corporal punishment awarded under Section 53 of the Prisons Rules 1964.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

I cannot give a categorical answer to a hypothetical question of this kind; if an individual case arose I should have to consider it in the light of the particular circumstances, as I did in the Maxwell case.