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Murder (Provocation Defence)

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Attorney-General what recent representations he has received about the use of provocation as a defence in murder cases involving women.

Any representations received by me about this subject would be referred to the Home Secretary since he has policy responsibility for the substantive criminal law.A full list of representations received and treated in this manner could be produced only at disproportionate cost, by searching all correspondence.