Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

HEART Christian newspaper | July 21, 2019

Scroll to top

Top

MPs call for clampdown on sex industry

MPs debated prostitution in Westminster Hall on 4 July at the request of Christian MP Sarah Champion.

Championing the fight against traffickers: MP Sarah Champion

She wanted the Home Office to listen to evidence from the police, the National Crime Agency and women who have escaped prostitution about the dangers of sexual exploitation.

Fellow Christian parliamentarians Fiona Bruce and Jim Shannon spoke about the need to outlaw prostitution websites and criminalise the purchase of sex. They said that the demand for prostitution is driving modern slavery and human trafficking.

CARE’s CEO Nola Leach said that banning the websites isn’t enough: “If we are to be successful in preventing trafficking… The most effective way to do this is to make it a criminal offence to purchase sex.

“Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Canada, France and the Republic of Ireland have all introduced such laws.”

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. View our GDPR / Privacy Policy more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close