HC Deb 18 April 1958 vol 586 c495
Mr. Page

I wish to present the humble petition of Councillor Robert Alexander McGeoch and many thousands of signatories residing in and around the Borough of Crosby and the Urban District of Litherland, who call attention to the increase in the number of murders and incidents of wounding which have occurred since the passing of the Homicide Act, 1957, and to the fear held by womenfolk and children to walk along the roads and streets for fear of being attacked by some sexual maniac, in the absence of the deterrent effect of a possible death sentence. The Petition concludes with the Prayer that the Homicide Act, 1957, be repealed or so amended that those persons found guilty of murdering a female or young male person shall be sentenced to death. The Petition concludes with the words: And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon Table.

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