32. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the promised Committee of Inquiry on the Solicitation Laws has yet been appointed; and, if not, if he can now say when it will be appointed, and what will be the terms of reference?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Captain Hacking)
It is proposed that the Terms of Reference of this Committee shall be to inquire into the law and practice regarding offences against the criminal law in connection with prostitution and solicitation for immoral purposes in streets and public places, and other similar offences against decency and good order, and to report what changes (if any) are in their opinion desirable. My right hon. Friend hopes to complete at an early date the selection of members to serve on this Committee.