HC Deb 03 December 1931 vol 260 c1232
24. Major NATHAN

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he proposes to introduce a Bill to give legislative effect to the recommendations contained in the Report of the Departmental Committee on the Treatment of Young Offenders (Cmd. 2831) especially in relation to the abolition of imprisonment fur young persons under 17 years of age, and the abolition of the sentence of death upon any person under the age of 18?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir Herbert Samuel)

Yes, Sir. As I stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Sir V. Henderson) on Thursday last, the Government hope to be able to introduce a Bill dealing with this subject in the course of the present Session.

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