§ 22. Mr. LEES-SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many resolutions he has now received demanding the withdrawal of Regulation 40 D of the Defence of the Realm Act?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir G. CAVE)
About 600 such resolutions have been received at the Home Office.
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
What steps does the right hon. Gentleman propose to take in response to this extraordinarily large number of resolutions?
§ 46. Mr. W. ANDERSON
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that Regulation 40 D of the Defence of the Realm Act has been condemned by the most representative conferences of women; whether his attention has been called to medical opinion; that the Regulation has been discredited as a public health measure, and that the presence of infection cannot be proved or disproved by examination; whether he is aware of the number of women against whom no charge could be established, who have nevertheless been arrested, imprisoned, and remanded for examination under this Regulation; and whether the Government is now prepared to take steps to annul this Regulation?
§ Sir G. CAVE
The question, which is one of extreme difficulty, is being considered by a strong Committee upon which both sexes are represented, and the Government must await the result of their deliberations before taking action.
§ Sir RYLAND ADKINS
Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to expedite the Report of the Committee?