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Prostitution

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

7. To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on policy to minimise levels of prostitution associated with the number of tourists expected to attend the London 2012 Olympics. (287472)

I have regular discussions with Home Office Ministers on the London 2012 safety and security programme. This is one of many issues that have and will continue to be discussed.

We are currently seeing no evidence to suggest an increase in the sex industry or human trafficking in relation to the games. However, police services will continue to monitor and will respond to the situation should it change before or during the Olympics.