HC Deb 06 February 1945 vol 407 c1937W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give for the year 1944, for England and Wales, the names and ages of all persons condemned to death for murder; the names, dates and prisons of execution of all persons executed for murder; and the names of those reprieved.

Mr. H. Morrison

Twenty persons were condemned to death on conviction of murder in 1944. Ten have been executed, nine (including two persons certified as insane subsequent to conviction) were reprieved, and in one case the conviction was quashed on appeal. I am sending my hon. Friend the other particulars for which he asks.