HL Deb 24 January 1956 vol 195 c489

3.9 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to consolidate (with corrections and improvements made under the Consolidation of Enactments (Procedure) Act, 1949) the statute law of England and Wales relating to sexual crimes, to the abduction, procuration and prostitution of women and to kindred offences, and to make such adaptations of Statutes extending beyond England and Wales as are needed in consequence of that consolidation; and I move that this Bill be read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Bill read 1a; and to he printed.