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Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

21. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons his Department has proposed the creation of a new offence of paying for the sexual services of a prostitute controlled for gain. (283805)

The new offence will shift the focus of enforcement activity away from those who are working as prostitutes and on to those who have sex with prostitutes who are forced or coerced.