HC Deb 17 February 1961 vol 634 c164W
Mr. J. Wells

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average length of the term served by those sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.

Mr. R. A. Butler:

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given today to Questions by my hon. Friends the Members for Twickenham (Mr. Gresham Cooke) and Tynemouth (Dame Irene Ward).