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Prostitution: New Zealand

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will visit New Zealand to assess the effects of the legislation which decriminalised prostitution in that country. (247527)

The Government recently published the findings of a review that considered what action could be taken to tackle the demand for prostitution. As part of this review, Ministers considered research into the experience of different countries including New Zealand. Ministers conducted fact-finding visits to both the Netherlands and Sweden. There are no plans for further ministerial visits to other countries in relation to this matter.