HC Deb 29 March 1926 vol 193 c1654
72. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider the introduction of legislation having as its object the abolition of the death penalty in such cases as that of unmarried women charged with infanticide?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

No, Sir. The cases referred to by the hon. Member, are, I think, sufficiently met by the provisions of the Infanticide Act, 1922.