§ 22. Sir THOMAS BRAMSDON
asked the Home Secretary if he has received copies of resolutions, passed by various organisations and public bodies with reference to assaults upon children, calling attention to the inadequate sentences passed on offenders, and to the need for an investigation; and whether, in order to lessen the number of these offences, he 1580 will appoint a Departmental Committee with wide terms of reference, including medical and legal experts, social workers, and representative women, to inquire into the whole subject?
My attention has been called to this matter, and I have arranged that a Conference shall be held at the Home Office, when the whole question can be discussed. As at present advised, I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by the appointment of a Departmental Committee.