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'''Importuning''', or more specifically "persistently importuning for an immoral purpose" is a legal term introduced by the [[Criminal Law Amendment Act 1912]]. The law was mainly used to prosecute men for cottaging.
 
'''Importuning''', or more specifically "persistently importuning for an immoral purpose" is a legal term introduced by the [[Criminal Law Amendment Act 1912]]. The law was mainly used to prosecute men for cottaging.
  
In 1953 the Member of Parliament for Paddington North, William Field, was convicted of this offence.<ref> West London Observer 23.01.1953 </ref>. After his conviction, Filed resigned as an M.P. and a by-election was held on 3 December 1953.
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In 1953 the Member of Parliament for Paddington North, William Field, was convicted of this offence.<ref> West London Observer 23.01.1953 </ref>. After his conviction, Field resigned as an M.P. and a by-election was held on 3 December 1953.
  
 
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Importuning, or more specifically "persistently importuning for an immoral purpose" is a legal term introduced by the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1912. The law was mainly used to prosecute men for cottaging.

In 1953 the Member of Parliament for Paddington North, William Field, was convicted of this offence.[1]. After his conviction, Field resigned as an M.P. and a by-election was held on 3 December 1953.

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  1. West London Observer 23.01.1953