HC Deb 18 May 1992 vol 208 c9W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list all categories of offence which still carry the death penalty.

Mr. Jack

The death penalty is still available for the following categories of offence:

  1. (i) treason
  2. (ii) piracy with violence
  3. (iii) offences under the Armed Forces Act 1971 such as surrendering or abandoning a place or thing to the enemy and various offences with intent to assist the enemy.