Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution: Records
Transcripts of evidence, minutes of meetings, the report, and other papers of the Committee appointed by the Home Secretary to consider the law and practice relating to homosexual offences and prostitution.
The report of the committee was published in September 1957 (Cmnd 247): a copy is in HO 345/1
The committee was appointed by the Home Secretary on 24 August 1954, under the chairmanship of Sir John Wolfenden. The terms of reference were 'to consider (a) the law and practice relating to homosexual offences and the treatment of persons convicted of such offences by the courts and (b) the law and practice relating to offences against the criminal law in connection with prostitution and solicitation for immoral purposes, and to report what changes, if any, are (in the committee's opinion) desirable.'
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