Amendment of Children Act 1908 to protect child witnesses

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence concerning the need for a public official to be present in every police court and the drafting of a resolution to that effect

- correspondence relating to the amendment of Section 114 of the Children's Act 1908 (to stop the exclusion of women from the court when a child is giving evidence)

Publication:

- printed report of amendments to the Children Act agreed to on 15 Jan 1918, Joint Parliamentary Advisory Council, Dec 1917

Press cuttings:

- 'A ministry of justice. To the Editor of 'The Times' with letter dated 5 Feb 1918

- 'Trial in camera. Justice and publicity. To the editor of 'The Times' with letter dated 9 Feb 1918