Public Places (Order) Bill 1925

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence concerning campaign to repeal the solicitation laws and to introduce the Public Places (Order) Bill 1925

- draft notes on the problem of solicitation and its treatment by Alison Neilans (Jan 1925)

- agenda, report, leaflet and list of attendees of meeting in the House of Commons on 25 Mar 1925 to consider the Street Bill (Public Places (Order) Bill)

- agenda and report of a joint conference of the London Public Morality Council and the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene to consider the report 'Women's courts' (12 Jun 1925)

- memorandum on the Public Places (Order) Bill

- correspondence and papers concerning the deputation to the Home Secretary to press for a Committee of Enquiry into the administration of the solicitation laws. Deputation meeting was on 13 Nov 1925

- report on 'solicitation' districts (areas around Leicester Square, The Strand, Euston Road) patrolled by Salvation Army Officers (3-24 Oct 1925)

- observations on 'solicitation' in areas around Leicester Square and Bloomsbury with notes for observers (8 Oct-10 Nov 1925)

- report of private and informal interview with Sir William Joynson-Hicks at luncheon party given by Lady Astor on 10 Dec 1925 to discuss a Committee of Enquiry into the solicitation laws, and subsequent correspondence

- agenda and report of conference on solicitation laws and public order held on 30 Nov 1926

- agenda and resolutions passed at conference on question of solicitation held on 11 Jul 1927

Publications:

- pamphlet 'A sociological, neurological, serological and psychiatrical study of a group of prostitutes' by Dr Jau Don Ball and Dr Hayward G Thomas, reprinted from American Journal of Insanity, vol 74, no 4, Apr 1918

- pamphlet 'Why a bill is needed for the repeal of the Solicitation laws' Sep 1924

- leaflet 'The Public Places (Order) Bill' (1925), the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1925

- proof of 'Re appointment of a Committee of Enquiry into Street Solicitation', the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, Nov 1925

- leaflet to members of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene concerning 'Committee of Enquiry into the Solicitation Laws', Oct 1927

For following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- pamphlet 'Criminal Law Amendment Bill as amended Clauses 3 and 5', the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, Jul 1917 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- leaflet 'Criminal Law Amendment Bill as amended by Standing Committee A', the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1917 (ref 345.025340262 CRI)

- pamphlet 'Prostitution and solicitation' reprinted from Annual Report of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1924-1925 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- leaflet 'Why a bill is needed for the repeal of the Solicitation laws' 1924 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'The Public Places (Order) Bill', London: HMSO, 1925 (ref 345.025340262 GRE)

- leaflet 'The Public Places (Order) Bill and the proposed Committee of Inquiry' reprinted from 'The Shield' Aug-Sep 1925 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- leaflet proof 'Campaign for Repeal of the Solicitation Laws' (1926) (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- pamphlet proof 'Report of conference on solicitation laws and public order', the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1926 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- pamphlet 'Street Solicitation: a problem of public order' by Helen Wilson, reprinted from 'The Shield', Jan 1927 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- pamphlet 'Prostitution and the law. Is prostitution a trade?' by Helen Wilson, the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, Dec 1927 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

Press cuttings glued to paper (1925-1927): concerning Lady Astor's Public Places Bill and the setting up of a commission to consider solicitation laws