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Punishment of Offences Act

The Punishment of Offences Act (1837) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It abolished the death penalty for a number of statutory offences and replaced it with transportation for life.

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  • General 

  • Preamble 

  • Section 1 

  • Section 2 - Offences punishable by imprisonment 

  • Section 3 - Not to affect Powers of 5 & 6 W.4 c.38 and 4 G.4 c.64 

  • Section 4 - Repeal of 2 Jac. l c.31 

  • Section 5 - Commencement of act