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Reintroduce Corporal Punishment

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Reintroduce Corporal Punishment

Additional Information

Corporal punishment should be reintroduced to serve as a quick sharp punishment to reduce the prison population, save taxpayer money, and to provide a real deterrent. Unlike capital punishment, in the event of a miscarriage of justice, the victim can be adequately compensated.

We petition the government to review all treaties and international commitments which may inhibit the ability of Parliament to restore corporal punishment as a sentencing option for any crime that would attract a community sentence or more.

Following this review, the Ministry of Justice should map out the necessary legislative steps which will be required to restore corporal punishment. The findings of the review and the necessary substantive legislation to be presented to House of Commons for debate no later than 12 months after this petition passes the acceptance threshold.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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