The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1979-1983 Parliament

Mr Major’s Written Question on Capital Punishment in Northern Ireland – 17 July 1979

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Commons question regarding capital punishment in Northern Ireland, made on 17th July 1979.

Mr. Major asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has sought the views of Service chiefs in the Province on the practicability of restoring capital punishment; and what views they expressed.

Mr. Humphrey Atkins My consultations with the Chief Constable of the RUC and the GOC, Northern Ireland must remain confidential.