Street Offences Bill 1959

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence concerning pamphlets on regulation of prostitution (1957)

- correspondence relating to Sir John Wolfenden's interview on BBC Radio 4 'Woman's Hour' about laws of evidence for soliciting (1957) and the need for a deputation following the Wolfenden's recommendations for prostitution

- report of Deputation to the Home Secretary held on 29 Jan 1958

- interim comments on the Wolfenden report by Association for Moral and Social Hygiene. The Wolfenden Report followed the Departmental Committee of Enquiry on the questions of law relating to homosexuality and prostitution

- correspondence and minutes of a meeting at the House of Commons on 16 Dec 1958 to consider the Wolfenden recommendations part 3 on prostitution and certain alternative proposals

- agenda of protest meeting held on 14 Jan 1959 to urge the Prime Minister to withdraw the Street Offences Bill and memorandum on desired amendments to the Bill (26 Jan 1959)

- correspondence concerning RA Butler's Street Offences Bill, working out amendments to it, and its various readings in Parliament (1959)

- protest petitions signed at the passing of the Street Offences Act 1959

- carbon copy of article on solicitation (c 1959)


- leaflet 'The Wolfenden recommendations on prostitution' (XIX to XXX) issued by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene

- pamphlet 'The Street Offences Bill. A case for its amendment', Church of England Moral Welfare Council, 1959

- 'Parliamentary Debate. House of Commons. Standing Committee F. Official report. Street Offences Bill, 25 Feb 1959', London: HMSO, 1959

- 'Street Offences Bill. Second marshalled list of amendments to be moved in committee', London: HMSO, 1959

- 'Street Offences Bill 1959', London: HMSO

- 'Street Offences Report. A criticism by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene'