HC Deb 26 October 1960 vol 627 cc283-4W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research projects into the problem of homosexuality are being sponsored by his Department; if he will state the names of those responsible for each project and the estimated expenditure of public funds upon each; when he expects the projects to be completed; and if the findings are to be published.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Two projects of research on homosexuality are being sponsored by the Home Office. The first is being carried out in Birkbeck College, London, mainly by Mr. Gordon Westwood under the direction of Mr. Alec Rodger. It will cost about £2,500 a year for three years and is expected to be completed by the end of 1962. The second is a study of homosexual groups in their social settings, on which a report is being made by Mr. Richard Hauser of the Institute for Group and Society Development. The cost will be £525 and the report is expected by the end of this year. Decisions about publication, in which the authors are concerned as well as the Home Office, will not be made until the reports are received.

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