§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, When the Government will introduce their promised Bill to repeal the "whipping" provisions of the 7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 28; and, whether it has been decided to include the repeal of the "whipping" provisions of the Vagrant Act?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. MATTHEWS) (Birmingham, E.)
, in reply, said, he hoped to be able this Session to repeal the provision referred to by the hon. Gentleman, either by the Statute Law Revision Bill or by a separate measure. He would consider the suggestion as to repealing the "Whipping Clauses" of the Vagrant Act.