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Hong Kong (Sentenced Service Men)

Volume 531: debated on Monday 26 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Service men are serving sentences in prisons in Hong Kong; what is the length of sentence; and in how many cases has flogging been administered as part of the sentence.

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 29th June, 1954; Vol. 529, Col. 89], supplied the following further information:On 12th July, there were 16 Service men (15 Army and one Navy) serving sentences in prisons in Hong Kong. The lengths of sentences are: 2 of 3½years; 3 of 3 years; 2 of 2½years; 1 of 13 months; 2 of 12 months; the remaining 6 of between 4 and 9 months. One of the 16 Service men referred to above has received corporal punishment as part of the sentence. He was sentenced on a charge of assault with intent to rob, and wounding, to three years' hard labour and eight strokes of the cane on the first charge, and one year's hard labour concurrently on the second charge. An appeal was dismissed.