HC Deb 01 December 1955 vol 546 cc230-1W
41. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to advise Her Majesty to exercise the prerogative of mercy in the cases of all those persons sentenced to death from now until the Royal Assent or the negativing of the Death Penalty (Abolition) Bill, in view of the fact that the House of Commons has given the Bill a first reading without opposition; and if he will make a statement.

Major Lloyd-George