HC Deb 02 July 1959 vol 608 c68W
60. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that at the recent trial held at the Old Bailey when Arthur James Cox, of Forest Gate, was found guilty of murder both the judge and jury strongly recommended mercy; and what action he proposes to take to carry out the wishes of the judge and jury.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am informed that the jury made a strong recommendation to mercy, which the judge asked counsel for the prosecution to forward to the proper authority. I shall bear the jury's recommendation in mind in considering how long Cox should be detained.