Newspaper report on debate by Bristol University students

A newspaper cutting detailing a student debate on the Sexual Offences Bill of 1966

Students Support New Bill. Bristol university union voted last night in favour of a change in the laws about homosexuality. There were 229 votes for, only 25 against, the motion: This house supports the Sexual Offences Bill of 1966. Two former M.P.s who clashed bitterly when the Bill was discussed in Parliament spoke in last night’s university debate. Mr. Humphrey Berkeley, who was M.P. for Lancaster, spoke in favour of the motion and Brig. Terence Clarke who represented Portsmouth West, argued against. The Sexual Offences Bill sought to make legal homosexual acts in private between consenting adults.