HC Deb 29 May 1956 vol 553 cc197-8
Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth (Hendon, South)

The Amendment to which the Committee agreed on Clause I necessitates an Amendment to the Title. That is the reason for the Amendment in my name; but there is also an Amendment standing in the name of the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. Silverman). As the Bill is now, the form of his Amendment would be more appropriate than the form of my own Amendment. With permission, therefore, I beg to move, in line 1, to leave out "Abolish or for a period suspend" and to insert: Provide, subject to an exception regarding murders by persons already serving a sentence of imprisonment for life, for abolishing, or suspending for a period. This exactly incorporates the Amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill reported, with Amendments; as amended, to be considered Tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 143.]