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Death Penalty (Abolition)

Volume 560: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1956

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Bill to abolish or for a period suspend the passing and execution of the death sentence on conviction of murder and to substitute an alternative penalty therefor, presented by Miss Bacon; supported by Mr. Bevan, Mr. Ede, Sir Frank Soskice, Dr. Summerskill, Mr. Sydney Silverman, Mr. Grimond, Mr. Montgomery Hyde. Miss Herbison, Sir Beverley Baxter, Mr. Wade, and Mr. John Paton; read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 1st February, and to be printed. [Bill 19.]