§ MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby)
I beg to ask the Secretary for State for the Home Department whether he can state for the years 1889 to 1891 inclusive the respective numbers in England 1649 and Wales of the verdicts of wilful murder found by Coronors' juries, the persons committed for trial, those condemned to death, those executed, and the sentences of death commuted?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
In 1889 there were 167 verdicts of wilful murder found by Coroners' juries; 71 persons were committed for trial, 20 were condemned to death, 11 were executed, and in nine cases sentence of death was commuted. In 1890 there were 159 verdicts of wilful murder found by Coroners' juries, 86 persons were committed for trial, 24 were condemned to death, 15 were executed, and the sentence of death was commuted in nine cases. The Returns for the year 1891 are not yet complete.