HC Deb 08 February 1977 vol 925 c604W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by which means and in precisely what terms he has referred to Criminal Law Revision Committee the question of rape of wife by husband.

Mr. John

The terms of reference to the Criminal Law Revision Committee of the law on sexual offences embrace all aspects of this subject and include the matter raised by my hon. Friend and other hon. Members in the course of debates on the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill. I have, however, arranged for it to be brought specifically to the Committee's attention when it begins its study of rape offences.