§ MR. O'GRADY
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the fact that Sir Harvey Adamson, at a sitting of the Council of India, announced that the Amendment to the Whipping Act would reduce the number of stripes for juveniles and tend to limit the number in other cases of violence; and whether, having regard to the statement made in this House that juveniles should be exempt from whipping for political offences, he can now assure the House that at least in this particular the Act shall be amended in accordance with the pledge given.
§ MR. MORLEY
I see no inconsistency between the two statements quoted, and I have no reason to doubt that; the Bill as it stands exempts juveniles from whipping for political offences; but if it does not, I can assure my hon. friend that the necessary Amendment will be made.
§ SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)
When does the right hon. Gentleman expect to get a copy of the Bill—by the next mail?