HC Deb 18 March 1982 vol 20 cc170-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the reasons why he will not seek to set up a committee of inquiry to examine the feasibility of imposing a sentence of castration for rape.

Mr. Mayhew

There is already sufficient reason to doubt the effectiveness of castration in preventing further sexual offences.

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