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Legalisation of Prostitution?

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posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 11:36 AM
A new prostitution strategy for England and Wales was unveiled by the Home Office, which could potentially permit the existence of brothels within the two countries. The new law could allow two prostitutes and a receptionist or maid to work together legally in brothels. The strategy aims to provide greater protection for female prostitutes, by allowing them to conduct their business indoors. This is a distinct turnaround from the governments earlier plans of creating re-light 'tolerance zones' The strategy aims to involve voluntary groups as well as the police, in order to reduce the effect street prosititution has on neighbourhoods.
The law could be changed to allow two prostitutes and a receptionist or maid to work together legally in brothels, the government has confirmed.

Under the new strategy, police will be encouraged to work more closely with charities running safe houses to help women get out of the sex trade.

The strategy includes measures to encourage women to get help with drink or drug problems. These include creating a new penalty for the offence of loitering or soliciting for prostitution so courts can direct women into drug or alcohol programmes rather than fining them

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Prostitution is allegedly the oldest profession in the world. Recent methods including legalised red-light zones, and Anti-Social Behaviour Orders have had limited success. Each method has the tendency to merely displace the problem of loitering postitutes instead of stopping the activity completely.

To legalise brothels on a small scale would legitimise the vice trade, and would bring it more under control than it ever has been. Local Government oversight would reduce the ability of people-traffickers to continue their activities; street crime associated with prostitution could possibly recede, and the number of young and vulnerable people being forced into prostitution would lessen.

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[edit on 17-1-2006 by blue_light]

posted on Jan, 17 2006 @ 01:29 PM
Marriage is legal, so I mean, why not? But are you sure about that number? Two prostitutes per brotherl?
Seems, kinda low...

posted on Jan, 18 2006 @ 10:33 AM
I can only imagine that its to keep this type of service 'discreet'. If we had brothels teeming with prostitutes and 'clients' then it would cause no end of grief, with businesses and residents complaining about them!

The question is, who agrees with this mode of action? Will it solve prostitution and reduce street crime in the UK?


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