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Murders (Executions And Reprieves)

Volume 320: debated on Friday 26 February 1937

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asked the Home Secretary whether he will give particulars for 1936 of the names and ages of the persons executed in England and Wales for the crime of murder; the dates on which, and the prisons at which, each execution took place; the number of convicted murderers who were reprieved; the number of those reprieved who had been recommended to mercy by the trial jury; and the number of those reprieved who were not so recommended to mercy?

Two hundred and fifty-nine women were employed in the basic grade of the Departmental Clerical Class of the Customs and Excise Department on the 1st April, 1936, and their age grouping on that date was as follows:—

Under 21 years of age96
21 to 25 years15
26 to 30 years37
31 to 35 years29
36 to 40 years36
41 to 45 years19
46 to 50 years11
Over 50 years of age16