HC Deb 16 April 1964 vol 693 c81W
9. Mr. Fitch

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied with the working of the system of cautioning under the Street Offences Act; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Pike

While few of the women and girls cautioned have been willing to be put in touch with a welfare organisation or probation officer, there is reason to think that the progressive drop in the number of offences of soliciting in the London area has in part been due to the system. It is clearly right to continue every possible effort to divert prostitutes from this way of life.