Skip to main content

Murder (Life Sentences)

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently serving life sentences for murder.

1,115, including persons detained during Her Majesty's pleasure under section 53(1) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 but excluding persons who had previously been released on licence and subsequently recalled to prison.