HC Deb 24 May 1962 vol 660 c52W
30. Mr. Abse

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the light of recent murder trials, he will introduce legislation to enable any person charged with murder to submit a plea of diminished responsibility as an alternative, and in addition, to a plea of not guilty.

Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

No. My right hon. Friend is not convinced of the case for such legislation.