HC Deb 06 July 1961 vol 643 cc143-4W
61. Mr. C. Pannell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the fact that Her Majesty's Judges have now altered the form of the death sentence to eliminate reference to the disposal of the body, why it continues to be the policy of Her Majesty's Government to require burial within the precincts of the prison.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The law remains as stated in Section 6 of the Capital Punishment Amendment Act, 1868, namely that the body of every offender executed shall be buried within the walls of the prison within which judgment of death is executed.