HC Deb 26 October 1972 vol 843 cc361-2W
23. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) why it took his Department until 13th October to write to the hon. Member for West Ham, North to advise him that his letter of 28th September enclosing a communication from Mr. H. Perry of Odessa Road, London E.7, regarding illegal parking had been forwarded to the acting chief constable of Sussex; and whether he will expedite such sterotyped formal acknowledgment letters in the future;

(2) why it took his Department until 13th October to send a formal acknow- Corresponding statistics for earlier years are not available, but I would refer my hon. Friend to the figures given in Appendix 3, Table 4, of the Report of the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment, 1949–1953, which contains an analysis of the victims of convicted murderers sentenced to death in England and Wales.