HC Deb 17 February 1920 vol 125 cc699-700
41. Viscount CURZON

asked the Home Secretary whether any cases have been brought to his notice of girls being found on board foreign ships in British ports for immoral purposes; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take to deal with it?


Two cases of women going on board foreign ships for immoral purposes have been brought to my notice. I am making inquiry with regard to these cases, but, except where there is a dock or harbour byelaw dealing with the matter, the police have no power to deny women access to ships.

Viscount CURZON

Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of taking powers in the future?


Of course, it will be considered.