§ 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:
- (i) treason
- (ii) piracy with violence
- (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.