HC Deb 26 April 1982 vol 22 c182W
Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Prime Minister on average, what proportion of the 35 letters she receives on capital punishment weekly are in favour of its return, and what proportion are against.

The Prime Minister

A clear majority of those who choose to write to me on the subject are in favour of the return of capital punishment. There is of course a wide variation of views on the offences for which capital punishment should be available to the courts.

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