81. Mr. J.BECKETT (for Mr. RENNIE SMITH)
asked the Home Secretary in view of the growth of public opinion in favour of the abolition of capital punishment, whether he is prepared to appoint a special commission to investigate the subject and to report more especially on.
§ the social consequences in those countries where abolition has been carried into effect?
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
In the meantime, will the hon. Member consider the non-publication of the day and hour of an execution?
§ Mr. GROVES
Did the hon. Member state that it is purely an assumption that there is a growth in public opinion against capital punishment? There is obviously a growth of public opinion.