HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c329W
Mr. John Browne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many men, convicted for the manslaughter of their wives, were given suspended sentences in the years 1976 to 1980.

Mr. Mayhew

The information available is given in the following table; information for 1980 is not yet available.

Men convicted of manslaughter of their wives and given suspended


England and Wales

Year in which offence recorded by the police Number of persons
1976 5
1977 4
1978 1
1979 *2
* Including one man who killed his former wife after they had been divorced.