HC Deb 10 April 1930 vol 237 c2345
35. Mr. BENSON

asked the Home Secretary who is the final authority to sanction birching in Borstal institutions?


The Home Secretary. Cases are very rare, only one since 1928; and when I replied to my hon. Friend's supplementary question on 31st March I was under the impression that such an order would not require my confirmation.