§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Admiralty authorities are aware that there is no corporal punishment of men or boys in the French Navy; and whether, during the time the French ships of war are in British waters, the caning and flogging of boys on board the King's ships will be discontinued.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. PRETYMAN,) Suffolk, Woodbridge
I have nothing to add to previous Answers I have given on this subject.