§ Sir J. Hobson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will arrange for the statistics of murders to be kept in such a form for at least the next five years as to distinguish between capital and non-capital murders as if the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Bill had not become law, and so as to enable the tables published on 17th June 1965 to be continued with the same distinctions and classifications.
§ Sir F. Soskice
Yes. The distinction between capital and non-capital murders will of course have to be based on an estimate of what would have been the result of proceedings under the Homicide Act 1957.