§ 71. Dame Joan Vickers
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will seek to amend the Street Offences Act, 1959, so that it will be an offence for any person in any street or public place persistently to importune for immoral purposes.
§ Miss Bacon
The effect of Section 1 of the Street Offences Act, 1959, and Section 32 of the Sexual Offences Act, 1956, is that persistent importuning in public is already an offence in the case of both prostitutes and men. My right hon. Friend has no proposals for amending legislation on this subject.