HC Deb 27 March 1956 vol 550 c183W
85. Mr. Benn

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will list the offences for which capital punishment is now the penalty in each of the Colonial Territories for which Her Majesty's Government exercises responsibility and the number of persons executed in each of these territories in each of the last four years for which figures are available.

Mr. Hare

The reply requires a considerable amount of research into the laws of Colonial Territories. When the material is complete I will arrange for a paper to be placed in the Library of the House and will send a copy to the hon. Member.

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