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HO301/4; evidence presented to the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment

 
  HO301/4; evidence presented to the Royal Commission on Capital Punishment. In 1949-50 a Royal Commission on Capital Punishment was set up. This is part of the evidence they heard. The Commission recommended that capital punishment should be abolished for a trial period of five years.
 
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Sources 1 & 2 describe exactly how hanging was carried out.

 
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