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Volume 670: debated on Thursday 3 March 2005

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they, or health or local authorities, provide funds to help individuals wanting to leave prostitution; and, if not, whether they will consider doing so. [HL1432]

The Home Office has funded 11 projects to establish good practice in terms of support for individuals who want to leave prostitution. These projects have shown that such support needs to address a range of difficulties, including homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, and health needs. Support projects often have a number of funding sources which can include primary care trusts, local authorities and grants administered by central government. The issue of funding such services will be considered as part of the current review of prostitution.