HC Deb 28 January 1937 vol 319 cc1049-50
24. Mr. V. Adams

asked the Home Secretary what is the policy of His Majesty's Government with regard to the death penalty?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir John Simon)

I cannot add anything to the reply which I gave to a similar question by my hon. Friend on 21st May.

Mr. Adams

Is the right hon. Gentleman open to conviction on the matter? If I could show him that this particular deterrent was not necessary, would he replace it by another?