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Oral Answers to Questions — Homosexual Offences

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr Leo Abse Mr Leo Abse , Pontypool 12:00 am, 28th July 1964

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware of the lack of uniformity in the practices adopted by police authorities in the prosecution of homosexual offences committed by consenting adults in private, and of the extent to which blackmail is precipitated by the existing law; what is the nature of the guidance and advice recently given by the Director of Public Prosecutions to police authorities; what are the circumstances which have led to such advice being given; and whether he will make a statement.