CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

HOMOSEXUAL AGE OF CONSENT – 10 February 2000

Dr Julian Lewis: In the absence of my hon. Friend the Member for Buckingham (Mr Bercow), I should like to point out that, although he may have been converted to some of the arguments of the hon. Member for Witney (Mr Woodward), I earnestly believe that he has no intention of following the hon. Gentleman to the Labour Benches.

I should like the hon. Member for Oxford, West and Abingdon (Dr Harris) to address in this debate, as he has on previous occasions, the difference with regard to the situation of people who are still technically children and who by being allowed to engage in anal sex are exposed to a degree of medical risk that does not apply either to straight sex or to lesbian sex.