HC Deb 27 March 1950 vol 473 c16W
Mr. Paget

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will consider introducing legislation to exclude the names of child witnesses from publication in indecency cases.

Mr. Ede

Under Section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933, the court already has power to direct, in relation to any proceedings arising out of an offence against decency or morality that no newspaper report shall reveal the name, address or school, or include any particulars calculated to lead to the identification of any child or young person who is a witness in such proceedings; and I am not aware of any reasons for suggesting a modification of this provision.