HOMOSEXUAL AGE OF CONSENT – 25 January 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: Will the hon. Gentleman [David Borrow] answer the question that I put earlier to my hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Woodward), which he signally failed to answer? How will he defend any age of consent that may be agreed today against the arguments of those who want it lowered to 15, 14 or even younger, given his argument that no one should ever be "criminalised" for having a relationship below a given age of consent?