In 1974 Venn Young, National MP for Egmont, introduced the Crimes Amendment Bill. The Bill sought to legalise homosexual activity between consenting adults in private. The age of consent was set at 21. The Bill failed at its second reading: 34 votes against, 29 votes in favour and 24 abstentions. This recording contains part of the second reading debate in Parliament on 4 July 1975.