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Prostitution inquiry


The Home Affairs Committee publishes an interim report on prostitution, saying that soliciting by sex workers, and sex workers sharing premises, should be decriminalised.

Government Response

The Home Affairs Committee looks into the way prostitution is treated in legislation. In particular, the inquiry assesses whether the balance in the burden of criminality should shift to those who pay for sex rather than those who sell it.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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3rd Report - Prostitution
Inquiry Prostitution inquiry
HC 26
Response to this report
Prostitution: Government Response to the Committee's Third Report of Session 2016-17
Cm 9361
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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10 May 2016
Inquiry Prostitution inquiry
Witnesses Paris Lees, journalist, presenter and equality campaigner, and Dr Brooke Magnanti, research scientist, blogger
Oral Evidence
1 March 2016
Inquiry Prostitution inquiry
Witnesses Kat Banyard, Co-director UK Feminista and spokesperson for the End Demand campaign, Mia de Faoite, and Laura Lee; Alan Caton OBE, Independent Chair, Islington and Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Boards, and Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland, National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Prostitution and Sex Work.
Oral Evidence
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (PRO0251)
Reverend Sarah Schofield (PRO0250)
Mr Rob Tyson (PRO0072)

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