Youths (Caning)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Dennis Vosper Mr Dennis Vosper , Runcorn 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

Courts in England and Wales did not have power to order caning, and statistics are not available in sufficient detail to enable me to say how often birching was ordered before 1948 for offences of the kind my hon. Friend describes.