Former MP, Devizes
I beg to second the Amendment. The one ambition in the minds of all hon. Members is to discover the means by which murder shall be as infrequent as possible. Even if the Amendment had not been called, it would have been very difficult to discuss the Report of the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment without considering whether hanging is or is not a necessary and effective deterrent. For...
There have certainly been a number of murders recently which I should consider beastly murders.
No special point turns on the argument. My general point, which nobody can dispute, is that there is an obsession with the topic of murder in our national life at present. Many people say, "This is just human nature, and there is nothing that you can do about it." However, if we turn to the Scandinavian countries or Holland, we find that the whole atmosphere is very different. The method of...
Former MP for Devizes
Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 May 1955 — General election
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