§ 12. Mr. Hollis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people, afterwards discovered to be innocent and unconnected with the case 2259 concerned, have made confessions of murder to the police or other public authorities since the end of the war.
§ Mr. Hollis
While I appreciate that it is not worth while trying to publish exact statistics, is not the Home Secretary in a position to make a general statement, which would be much in the public interest, on whether this curious habit is very prevalent, as we hear, whether it is hardly known at all, or to what extent it happens?
§ Brigadier Rayner
Is the Home Secretary aware that he and his predecessor have not reprieved murderers who are likely to commit other murders?