Solicitation Laws, Reaffirmed and coordinated 1957

The National Council of Women of Great Britain reaffirms its urgent desire that the Solicitation Laws shall be so amended as to be applicable to persons of either sex; so that the evidence of a police officer or officers shall, in cases where annoyance is alleged, be corroborated by the evidence of the person annoyed; so that the uncorroborated evidence of a police officer or officers shall no longer suffice for conviction; and so that the term “common prostitute” which has the effect of creating a special category of women and a presumption of solicitation, should be deleted from the Statute Book. 

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