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PM 'will not lower age of consent'

The prime minister rejects a call from a leading expert on public health to lower the age of consent to 15.

The prime minister has rejected a call from a leading expert on public health to lower the age of consent to 15.

Faculty of Public Health president Prof John Ashton said society had to accept that about a third of all boys and girls were having sex at 14 or 15.

Jon Brain reports.

  • 17 Nov
  • From the section UK