Parliamentary Sub-committee

Scope and Content

Index at front of volume.

First meeting of the Parliamentary Sub-committee took place on 22 Nov 1915 (beginning on page 22 of volume with constitution of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene inserted). These minutes date until 31 Mar 1917. Majority of volume is empty. The Parliamentary Sub-committee amalgamated with the Investigation and Organisation Sub-committee and its first meeting was held on 14 Dec 1917 (see GB 106 AMS/A/03/02)

Recurring issues: discussion of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 1917, age of consent, detention of youthful offenders.

Pages 1-21 contain the minutes of the Standing Sub-committee of the Ladies' National Association before its amalgamation with the British Committee to form the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene. This sub-committee was formed to promote further amendment of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885. Minutes date from 20 Feb 1913 to 9 Dec 1914.

Minutes concern:

- discussion of clause 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1912 and the Piccadilly Flat Case

- the Army Council Memorandum and Home Office Order concerning the police supervision of soldiers' wives with press cutting from 'The Daily News' (minutes for 9 Dec 1914)

- the Army Council Memorandum 'Cessation of separation allowances and of allotments of pay to the unworthy' with press cutting from 'Daily News' (minutes for 9 Dec 1914).