Death Penalty (Abolition) Bill

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Death Penalty (Abolition) Bill

Ll.G.

Must not appear to support wrecking amendments.Quite a few abolitionists on Govt. side are now ready for compromise e.g. on amendmts. relatg. to police or prison officers.

E.H.

Many wd. support Lucas Tooth's amendment.

R.A.B.

Suppose we advise H/L. to accept this amendment & then get defeated.  Where do we stand then?

J.S.

Diffy. about para.12.  Support this view - tho' awkward for me.

R.A.B.

Work thro' private Members - even on some of amendments in App. 2. L.P.S. to discuss with K., LL.G., J.S., Att.G. & E.H.and resume discn. later mtg.

H.

Consider wtr Silverman wd. drop Bill if some of these amendments were carried.

K.

If H/L. gave it 2nd. Rdg, the tidying-up amendments cd. be done in Cttee. stage there.

Taken from C.M. 27(56) - Meeting held on 10 April 1956.