46Soliciting and importuning by prostitutes
(1)A prostitute (whether male or female) who for the purposes of prostitution—
(a)loiters in a public place ;
(b)solicits in a public place or in any other place so as to be seen from a public place ; or
(c)importunes any person who is in a public place, shall be guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding £50.
(2)In subsection (1) above, " public place " has the same meaning as in section 133 of this Act but includes—
(a)any place to which at the material time the public are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise ; and
(b)any public conveyance other than a taxi or hire car within the meaning of section 23 of this Act.