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 Richard Glyn Mr Richard Glyn , North Dorset 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the fact that the courts have never had power to order caning for this type of offence would mean that for courts to be given power to cane young thugs who had broken their probation would be a new experiment in penology and not a return to any system which has been tried and failed?