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Capital Punishment

Volume 22: debated on Monday 26 April 1982

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asked the Prime Minister on average, what proportion of the 35 letters she receives on capital punishment weekly are in favour of its return, and what proportion are against.

A clear majority of those who choose to write to me on the subject are in favour of the return of capital punishment. There is of course a wide variation of views on the offences for which capital punishment should be available to the courts.