Street Offences Act, 1959

The National Council of Women of Great Britain in Conference assembled, reaffirms its belief in the equal moral responsibility of men and women and in the equality of all citizens before the law. Section 1 of the Street Offences Act contravenes both these principles because it applies solely to the common prostitute. The National Council of Women therefore urges the Act be amended so as to make it an offence for any person, in any street or public place, persistently to importune for immoral purposes.

Note First Resolution 1917. Eight Resolutions and Reaffirmations between 1917 and 1947. 

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