2 MAY 1931, Page 26

The question of Capital Punishment is now before the Cabinet,

and it is probable that there will be a debate on the Report of the Select Committee before so very long. Mr. E. Roy Calvert's pamphlet on Capital Punishment : the Select Committee and After; published by the National Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (Parliament Mansions, Victoria Street, S.W. 1, 3d.) will refresh the memory of those who read the Report when it was first published. In this pamphlet the evidence given before the Committee is 'reviewed and discussed, and Mr. Calvert has certainly • succeeded in making a pretty good case against Capital Punishment, and we recommend all readers who wish to judge this question fairly to read what Mr. Calvert has to say.