HL Deb 26 June 1995 vol 565 cc41-2WA
Lord Braine of Wheatley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish in the Official Report a table showing the number of people who have died since the passage of the Murder (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Act 1965 at the hands of previously convicted killers.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)

During the period 1965 to the end of May 1995, a total of 72 persons in England and Wales are known to have been killed by persons who had previously been convicted of homicide.