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USA: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 71973, tabled on 25 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the US Administration on the use of the death penalty in that country.

Answered on

27 April 2017

The Government regularly makes its views on the death penalty known to the US authorities. Our network of posts lobbies actively at state level because responsibility for the death penalty rests with State Governments. We also raise our concerns over executions, doing so most recently in Arkansas.