Social Offences Group

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- signed minutes of the All Party Parliamentary Group (15 Mar, 5 Dec and 11 Dec 1962)

- correspondence relating to administrative matters of the Social Offences Group

- correspondence concerning the 'West End Jungle', a documentary film showing the effects of the Street Offences Act banned by the London County Council (Oct 1961)

- experiences of Pamela Berry, unmarried mother (press cutting 'Because women alone shouldn't pay for their sins...' from 'Daily Express' dated 20 Feb 1962)

- correspondence relating to Miss Oonagh Lahr's statement on the treatment of prisoners in Holloway regarding compulsory venereal disease tests and her recommendations for prison improvements (copy of Lahr's letter dated 14 Nov 1962)

- Miss Margaret Turner's report for reform of penal institutions submitted to the Home Secretary and to her Majesty's Prison Commissioners in Aug 1962 by a group of ex-prisoners