HC Deb 21 January 1953 vol 510 c40W
91. Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the date of the appointment of the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment; how many public sittings it has held; what was the date of the last sitting at which evidence was given; and when he expects to receive the report.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The Royal Corn-mission was appointed on 6th May, 1949. The Commission has held public sittings on 27 days. The last sitting at which evidence was given was on 6th December, 1951. I understand that the Commission expects to present their Report in the course of the next few months.