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Sexual Offences (Corporal Punishment)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in how many British Colonies corporal punishment is, or can be, administered for sexual offences including homosexuality; and whether the incidence of that class of offence has increased where corporal punishment has been abolished or suspended.

Corporal punishment may be administered for sexual offences in 21 territories. No information is available to answer the second part of the Question.