Public Places (Order) Bill 1949 and Criminal Law Amendment Bill 1950

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- minutes of the sub-committee to consider the solicitation laws held on 15 Feb 1949

- minutes of the Parliamentary and Laws Sub-committee with representatives of the Societies willing to co-operate on the reform of solicitation laws held on 15 Nov 1949

- the history of the Public Places (Order) Bill from 1922 to Apr 1949

- correspondence concerning memoranda and drafts of the Public Places (Order) Bill with notes on interview with Mr Hanbury Aggs about it

- memorandum on the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 (1950) sent to Mrs Barbara Castle and J Chuter Ede

- correspondence concerning Mrs Barbara Castle's private members bill to amend sections 2 and 3 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885

- memoranda prepared by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene on Criminal Law Amendment Bill 1950

- memorandum prepared by the Paddington Moral Reform Council and presented to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on 14 Mar 1951 by Norris Kenyon

- correspondence requesting a deputation with Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and the Home Secretary, David Maxwell Fyfe. Deputation with the latter occurred on 22 Apr 1953

- The Association for Moral and Social Hygiene's newsletter Sep 1953 (one page)

- correspondence relating to the Committee of Enquiry on homosexuality and 'parallel problems' of prostitution and solicitation (1954)

- correspondence concerning local by-laws of Manchester, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Oxford relating to prostitution

- figures of offences by 'prostitutes' for 1953

- minutes of Departmental Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution held on 10 Nov 1954

Publications:

- 'Reform of the solicitation laws' from 'The Shield' (Apr 1949)

- 'City of Manchester. Offences against public decency. Report of the General and Parliamentary Committee' (Jun 1954)

Press cuttings glued to paper (1938-1955): concerning introduction of the Public Places (Order and Decency) Bill; anti-vice drive in the West End of London

See GB 106 AMS/A/03/12 Minutes of Parliamentary and Laws Sub-committee for 1949 and 1950