HC Deb 16 February 1961 vol 634 c1729
Mr. Godman Irvine

I beg leave of the House to present a Petition on behalf of my constituent, Clifford Francis Winterson, for the repeal of the Homicide Act, 1957.

The Prayer is as follows: Wherefore your Petitioner prays that the said law known as the Homicide Act, 1957, may be utterly revoked or so amended in Parliament as to restore fully the aforementioned deterrent protection of the penalty of capital punishment for each and every male and female person against any crime of murder that might be committed against any one of these persons, which protection they had and cherished before the law known as the Homicide Act, 1957, deprived and took away from them this ancient and well-established protection in law. And your Petitioner, as in duty bound, will ever pray, etc.

To lie upon the Table.

Mr. Nabarro

A very good Petition this afternoon.