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V1056 – Corporal Punishment for Serious Criminal Offences Bill 2016 (Second Reading)

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    V1056 – Corporal Punishment for Serious Criminal Offences Bill 2016 (Second Reading), TSR UK Independence Party
    Corporal Punishment for Serious Criminal Offences Bill 2016


    Introduce the use of corporal punishment in the form of caning for serious criminal offences

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    Section 1: Definitions
    1. Corporal punishment shall be defined as “punishment through the use of physical force with the intent to inflict pain, but not death, upon the offender”.
    2. “Trestle” shall here refer to an A-frame with a padded crossbar and straps for the arms and legs of the defendant, designed in such a way to permit the defendant to be caned,
    3. “Caning” shall here be defined as the use of a rattan cane for the purposes of executing corporal punishment.
    4. Serious Criminal Offences under the context of this bill shall be defined as any criminal offence that results in a prison sentence of over six months, or one or more of the following crimes is committed: murder, rape, drug trafficking, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, arson, human trafficking, vandalism, treason, terrorism, and immigration offences, including but not limited to overstaying, working without a valid visa, illegally entering the United Kingdom, knowingly employing illegal workers, and failing to check job applicants' eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.
    Section 2: Maintenance and Construction of Caning Implements
    1. Canes shall be no more than 1.27cm in diameter
    2. Canes shall be made of rattan
    3. Canes shall be placed in water when not in use to prevent damage to the cane through splitting and to prevent unnecessary injuries though splinters .
    4. Canes shall only be used for punishment of convicted offenders
    5. Canes shall be treated with an antiseptic before use.
    Section 3: Medical Care
    1. All offenders shall be entitled to proper medical care at no charge for any and all injuries inflicted during the caning.
    Section 4: Qualifications for Punishment
    1. Caning shall only be administered to offenders who-
    (a) are between 18 and 50 years of age, and
    (b) are certified to be physically fit for caning by a qualified physician

    2. Caning shall not be administered to offenders who do not fit the aforementioned criteria.

    Section 5: Procedure for Punishment
    1. The defendant shall, at the conclusion of his trial, be subject to a physical evaluation by a qualified physician.
    2. If the defendant is found to be physically fit for caning, the caning shall be carried out as soon as possible, after the conclusion of the trial.
    3. After being found physically fit for caning, the defendant shall remove all articles of clothing
    4. After the removal of his clothing, the defendant shall be placed on the trestle
    5. The defendant shall be secured to the trestle using leather straps
    6. The offender, trestle, and all other equipment shall be thoroughly inspected prior to caning
    7. The qualified physician and at least four members of HM Prison Service shall be present throughout the entire session of caning
    8. Strokes of the cane shall be done every ten to fifteen seconds
    9. Caning shall immediately be halted if the physician or if one of the members of HM Prison Service object
    10. Caning shall be limited to 25 strokes of the cane
    11. If the defendant cannot service all the strokes in one session, the remainder may be given at a later date, at the soonest convenience.
    12. Caning must be done with the buttocks exposed and bare.
    13. After a caning session, the caned areas will be disinfected properly.
    Section 6: Sexual Offences
    1. All of the following sentences shall be made in addition to existing sentences.
    2. The offence of rape, as defined in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, is to be made punishable by a minimum of 10 strokes.
    3. The offence of rape of a child under 13, as defined in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, is to be made punishable by a minimum of 10 strokes.
    4. The offence of sexual activity with a child under the age of consent, as defined in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, shall be punishable by a minimum of 3 strokes.
    5. The offence of assault by penetration, as defined in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, shall be made punishable by a minimum of 10 strokes.
    6. The offence of causing or inciting a child under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity, as defined in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, shall be made punishable by a minimum of 10 strokes.
    Section 7: Murder
    1. All of the following sentences shall be made in addition to existing sentences.
    2. Subject to the exceptions of Voluntary Manslaughter under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 and the Homicide Act 1957, the crime of murder is committed, where a person of sound mind and discretion unlawfully kills any reasonable creature in being under the Queen's Peace with the intent to kill or cause grievous bodily harm.
    3. The offence of murder as defined in subsection 1 shall be made punishable by a minimum of 15 strokes.
    Section 8: Extent, Commencement, and Short Title
    1. This Act extends to England and Wales.
    2. The provisions of this Act shall come into force one month after Royal Assent.
    3. This Act may be cited as the Corporal Punishment for Serious Criminal Offences Act 2016

    We need to be tough on crime. Crime rates in the United Kingdom are too high. Corporal punishment will be very effective in reducing crime rates. Just look at Singapore. They have corporal punishment and just look at how low their crime rates are.

    The concept of corporal punishment should not be immediately dismissed as barbaric and too backwards to be deployed as a punishment against criminality. Our criminal justice system is seriously flawed and tends to reward criminals rather than provide satisfactory justice for victims. Corporal punishment which inflicts pain but not injury or death will be a powerful deterrent for potential offenders. Voting against this purely on an ideological "human rights" whim would be missing an opportunity to boost the effectiveness of our broken and crime rewarding justice system.

    Nay. Torture/death as punishments are too easy; I will on openly admit that current charges are pathetic and prisons can be luxurious, but this isn't the way to solve that problem.

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    “Certified to be physically fit for caning by a qualified physician.” :laugh: This attempt at a modern-day approach to physical punishments is silly.

    I do not advocate self-flagellation by UKIP given this Bill has lost.

    Ayes to the right: 8
    Noes to the left: 34
    Abstentions: 2

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    Turnout: 86%
Updated: October 6, 2016
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