HC Deb 23 July 1964 vol 699 c129W
64. Mr. Loughlin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about the circumstances that caused his Department to issue guidance to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on procedures to be adopted in future cases where persons are suspected of homosexual offences.

Mr. Brooke

Neither my Department nor I have issued any such guidance.

65. Mr. Abse

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the guidance recently given by the Director of Public Prosecutions to police authorities concerning homosexual offences committed by consenting adults in private, he will now, in order to prevent blackmail and protection rackets, introduce legislation to give effect to that part of the Sexual Offences Bill, 1962, which would prohibit the prosecution of such offences and the placing in homosexual offences of a duty upon a court to obtain medical reports of first offenders on conviction and before sentence.

Mr. Brooke