This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Rejected petition Restoration of the Death Penalty

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Those signing this petition want to see the restoration of the death sentence, which should be used against the most heinous criminals. The state is having to waste money year after year supporting people who have no place in civilised society. By restoring the death penalty, a stronger message will be sent to potential criminal.

This petition was rejected

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Thank you for your e-petition on the issue of capital punishment.    Following the launch of the site, some duplicate e-petitions were erroneously added to the site.

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