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Patricia Hewitt 'called for age of consent to be lowered to 10'

A civil rights group press release from 1976 with only the name of ex-Labour minister Patricia Hewitt on it called for the age of consent to be lowered to 10, The Sun claims. She has apologised for the organisation's links to paedophile campaigners.

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Patricia Hewitt: NCCL was naive & wrong over PIE

Former Labour Cabinet minister Patricia Hewitt has said the National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty) was "naive and wrong" to accept the claims by the Paedophile Information Exchange that it was a campaigning and counselling organisation.

Patricia Hewitt has finally spoken out about the NCCL's links to the Paedophile Information Exchange Credit: PA

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