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Corporal Punishment (Youthful Offenders)

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the question of corporal punishment in remand homes and approved schools has had reconsideration, in view of the extent to which the punishment can now be applied.

The administration of corporal punishment in remand homes and approved schools is subject to close control under Statutory rules, and I have no reason to think that the rules require amendment or that they are not carefully observed.

Is the Minister aware that one of his predecessors said that this matter would be inquired into in the general inquiry taking place into remand homes?