§ 56. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders known to the police in England and Wales during the last 20 years were committed by persons previously convicted of crime; and what proportion this bears to the total number of murders known to have been committed in that area during that period.
§ Mr. Hughes
Would the Minister say whether these statistics show that, in the main, the habitual criminal seldom commits murder, and that, in the main, murders are committed by the inexperienced in life or by the deliberately depraved?