86. Mrs. Wiley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of convictions for capital murder under the Homicide Act, 1957, and of executions and of reprieves for each of the years 1957–58 and 1958–59.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
In the twelve months beginning 21st March, 1957, seven persons were convicted of capital murder, of whom three had the conviction reduced to manslaughter on appeal, three were executed and one was reprieved. In the succeeding twelve months eight persons were convicted of capital murder, of whom five were executed and three reprieved.