CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

HOMOSEXUAL AGE OF CONSENT – 25 January 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: What does it say about the state of mind of a 16 or 17-year-old child – I use the word child deliberately – that he would commit suicide rather than wait 18 months or two years until his act was perfectly legal? What does that say about his vulnerability and about his suitability to engage in any sort of sexual relationship?