Public Places (Order) Bill 1930 and Public Places (Order and Decency) Bill 1938

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- minutes of Public Places (Order) Bill Committee held on 11 Oct and 30 Oct 1928, 26 Feb 1929, 13 Jan 1930

- correspondence concerning the drafting of and working copies of the Public Places (Order) Bill

- letter of resignation of Helen Wilson, President (24 Apr 1930)

- memorandum on the Public Places (Order) Bill by Helen Wilson (26 Sep 1930)

- carbon copy of the history of the Public Places (Order) Bill taken from the Executive Minutes 1922-1930

- minutes of the Criminal Law Amendment Sub-committee held on 25 Oct 1933

- correspondence discussing Clause 5 of the Public Places (Order) Bill (1936)

- correspondence (1937) relating to charges under the Parks Regulations Act 1872 'annoyance by solicitation', and a case against the police for wrongful arrest

- notes of interview with Sir Philip Game on 17 Jun 1937

- historical survey of the British Social Hygiene Council's Action regarding legislation on solicitation (meeting held on 15 Nov 1937) and comments on their proposed bill (7 Dec 1937)

- memorandum of the National Council of Women of Great Britain concerning legislation affecting street offences in Cambridge (1938)

- draft Public Places (Order and Decency) Bill submitted to the British Social Hygiene Parliamentary Group 1938

- minutes of ad hoc Committee of Solicitation Laws held on 3 Mar 1938

- notes of discussion between Mr Turton MP and Alison Neilans regarding draft bill, and correspondence with the British Social Hygiene Council about the bill

- history of the Criminal Law Amendment Acts and Street Offences and Public Places Bills (from 1885 to Jul 1938)

- report of street solicitation by Lady Nunburnholme on 1 Nov 1939

Publications:

- page from 'The Vigilance Record' Mar 1930

- pamphlet 'Liberty of the Subject: How 'Prostitutes' are Treated' published by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1937

- leaflet 'Public Places (Order and Decency) Bill 1938', the Associated Societies for the Care of Women and Children

- leaflet 'Public Places (Order) Bill' the Associated Societies for the Care of Women and Children (manuscript note 'See Shield Sep 1929')

For following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- leaflet 'Annoying men': the danger of uncorroborated charges of annoyance', reprinted from 'The Shield', Jul 1930 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- leaflet 'The National Council of Women and the Solicitation Laws', reprinted from 'The Shield', vol 6, no 4, Nov 1930 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'Public Places (Order and Decency) Bill 1938', London: HMSO (ref 345.02534 PUB)