§ Mr. NEWBOLD
asked the Home Secretary whether he can inform the House of the number of prostitutes known to the police in the Metropolitan police area; and whether he will take steps to set up a Committee of Inquiry into the causes of prostitution, its incidence, and its effect upon the national health?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
I have no figures which would supply an answer to the first part of the question. The police are concerned only in so far as offences are committed against public order. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.