§ 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.