Parliamentary Votes [ ----- ---- ---Pro] eedings of Nov 28 1882

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      GB 106 3JBL/21/53
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      GB 106 3969; 356
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      28 Nov 1882
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Mr Stansfeld - Contagious Diseases Act (Devonport) Address for Copies of Correspondence between the Town Council of Devonport and the Home Secretary (Rt. Hon. Mr Bruce) In Oct 1871, concerning his (Mr Bruce's) statements to his constituents in Renfrewshire as to the immoral condition of Devonport prior to the passing of the CD Acts, and the alleged moral improvements effected by those Acts; together with the Report of the Town Council on the subject [Piece missing] in Feb 1872 after a Committee [piece missing] had examined the evidence [piece missing] produced before the Royal Commission. [Piece missing] the report of the Devonport TC adopted on the 12 Oct 1882 after a similar examination of the evidence on the CD Acts [Friday 1 Dec] Also the following notice for Session of 1883 [the rest not clear]

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'Mr Stansfeld - CD Acts' (Devonport) Address for copies of correspondence between the Town Council of Devonport and the Home Sec. (the Rt. Hon. Mr Bruce) 2 Oct 1871, concerning his (Mr Bruce's) statements to his constituents in Renfrewshire concerning the immoral condition of Devonport prior to the passing of the CD Acts and the alleged moral improvements effected by those Acts. 7 Oct 1871: 'Devonport Independent' has long article dealing with and denying Mr Bruce (Home Secretary's) statement on condition of Devonport (RR163) (Shield, 14 Oct, p.688). 10 Oct 1871: Special meeting of Devonport Town Council called to discuss this matter repudiated vehemently Bruce's libel on the town, declaring 'its unqualified denial of the truth' of the Home Secretary's information. (RR164) 'Shield', 14 Oct, p.689. 17 Feb 1872, 177a: Devonport Town Council. Report of Special Committee declares evidence upon which Home Secretary based his statements, viz: that of Annis, Inspector of Police, employed under CD Acts, to have been 'highly coloured' and greatly exaggerated. 12 Oct 1882: Devonport Town Council repudiate evidence given by Inspector Annis, of the CD Acts Police, before the Select Committee, some of his answers being highly coloured and others not strictly true (RR429).