A poll conducted by Ipsos Mori has found that 53% of MPs are in favour of doctors being spared prosecution for assisting their patients to die, so long as the patient was terminally ill, of sound mind and had made a direct request to die. The results came on the fi nal day of the Director of Public Prosecution’s public consultation on the new draft guidelines on assisted suicide, which are designed to provide guidance on when prosecutions will arise. The DPP was required to provide clarity on this issue by the House of Laws following the case of Debbie Purdy.