HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 c2093
31. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Home Secretary in how many cases during the 10 years ended on 31st December, 1936, mothers have been convicted of the wilful murder of their children under eight years of age and have been sentenced to death and subsequently reprieved; and the age of each of the child victims concerned?

Sir S. Hoare

As the answer is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

Mothers sentenced to death for the murder of their children under 8 years, and subsequently reprieved. 1st January, 1927, to 31st December, 1936.

Year. Age of child victim.
1927 Case I 6 months
1927 Case II 1 month
1927 Case III 2 years
1930 2 months
1931 9 months
1932 3 months
1933 Case I 18 months
1933 Case II 20 months
1934 1 month
1936 Case I 17 months
1936 Case II 5 months (twins)
1936 Case III 12 months
1936 Case IV 4 months