§ 17. Mr. LEES-SMITH
asked the Undersecretary of State for War whether any of the organisations representing women were consulted before the enactment of the new Regulation 40 d, under the Defence of the Realm Acts, by which women can be arrested for soliciting intercourse with soldiers and sailors while suffering from venereal disease?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
I am informed that it was considered unnecessary to consult women's organisations, as their views are perfectly well known from their attitude towards the similar provision in the Criminal Law Amendment Bill.