Criminal Justice Bill 1939 and Criminal Justice Bill 1947

Scope and Content

Pieces date from 1939, 1945-1948

Consists of:

- correspondence concerns the drafting of Criminal Justice Bill 1939 sections 31 and 38

- figures for 1930 to 1937 relating to charges against 'prostitutes' under section 3 and 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824 (letter dated 21 Feb 1939)

- papers and correspondence relating to the drafting of the Criminal Justice Bill 1947 and amendment of clause 25

- letters, agenda, notes for and report of conference on solicitation laws and laws relating to prostitution held on 16 Feb 1948

- carbon copy notes for Lord Balfour of Burleigh on Criminal Justice Bill 1947

- carbon copy note in support of Lord Balfour of Burleigh's amendments to Criminal Justice Bill Clause 25 (Jun 1948)