HC Deb 13 July 1961 vol 644 cc68-9W
74. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now consider reintroducing capital punishment for those who are found guilty of a murder and of rape, involving more than one young girl, in any period of 12 months.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have taken my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion into account, but it remains the view of Her Majesty's Government that it is too early yet to consider any amendment to the Homicide Act. The Homicide Act already provides in Section 6 for the retention of fie death penalty for two or more murders committed on different occasions.