National Council of Women Working Party on Prostitution

Scope and Content

Majority of papers date from 1980-1992

Consists of:

- draft of evidence for Committee of Enquiry into Solicitation and Prostitution for 1955, statements of policy regarding the Street Offences Bill 1958 and prostitution and the Street Offences Act 1959

- 'Memorandum to the Home Office on The Williams Report on obscenity etc and film censorship', the National Council of Women, Jul 1980

- 'Memorandum to the Criminal Law Revision Committee Working Paper on Sexual Offences', the National Council of Women, Oct 1980

- 'Memorandum to the Criminal Law Revision Committee Working Paper on Offences relating to Prostitution and Allied Offences', the National Council of Women, Jun 1983

- photocopy of reply to the questionnaire from the Criminal Law Revision Committee (with letter dated 1 Feb 1982)

- correspondence concerning different points of views between the Josephine Butler Society and the National Council of Women concerning advertising, brothels and street offences in relation to prostitution (Joyce Ansell was a member of the National Council of Women's Working Party on Prostitution)

- correspondence and minutes of meetings of the National Council of Women's Working Party on Offences relating to Prostitution and allied offences (3 Mar and 25 Mar 1982, 3 May)

- draft copies of the National Council of Women's Working Party's observations on Working Paper on Offences relating to prostitution

- copy of comments received from the National Council of Women's Working Party on Street Offences on Criminal Law Revision Committee's 17th report Dec 1985 (with letter dated 13 Jan 1986)

- agenda for Annual Meeting of the Social Welfare Special Committee of the National Council of Women on 25 Jun 1992 and minutes for meeting of same group on 26 Mar 1992

Publications:

- 'Council' Newsletter of the National Council of Women vol 6, no 10, Nov/Dec 1979 (consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue periodicals)