HC Deb 02 April 1982 vol 21 c201W
Mr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the recent appeal by the Police Federation of Great Britain and the increase in violent crime, he will now reconsider his former refusal to hold a national referendum on the question whether or not capital punishment should be available to the courts as a penalty for murder.

Mr. Mayhew

My right hon. Friend does not believe that the issue of capital punishment should be made the subject of a referendum.

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