HC Deb 16 February 1949 vol 461 c176W
78. Mr. Dumpleton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reply has been made to the letter which has been sent to the Military Governments of Germany and the Commandants of the Berlin sectors by the German Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends.

Mr. McNeil

The reply of the Military Governor to the letter sent to him by the German Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends on the subject of the death penalty reads as followsThe Military Governor has given due consideration to your appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. He regrets that he cannot express an opinion on this very controversial subject at the present juncture but you may rest assured that pleas for mercy are always very carefully considered.

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