§ 51. Miss Vickers
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that, since the passing of the Street Offences Act, 1959, women and young girls are being increasingly solicited in the streets for the purposes of prostitution; and if he will consider amending Section (1) of the Street Offences Act so that men who solicit for prostitution may be prosecuted under this Section.
§ Mr. Vosper
My information is that there is no evidence in the Metropolitan Police District of women and girls being increasingly solicited in the streets by men. My right hon. Friend does not contemplate any amendment of the Street Offences Act such as my hon. Friend suggests.