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Volume 934: debated on Wednesday 29 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he now has information on the numbers of convictions for murder, attempted murder, manslaughter and crimes of violence in 1976; and by what percentage these figures, respectively, exceed or are less than the convictions for each category in 1963, the year before the introduction of the Bill to abolish capital punishment.

The information is as follows:died while detained in prison for each year from 1970 to the present; and if he will provide a breakdown to show the causes of death and the prisons in which deaths occurred.