Remove restrictions on brothels

This should be part of a more enlightened attitude to prostitution, which should be directed towards helping prostitutes, if they need help, and not to contributing to the disrespect in which some hold them.

A  law which should be kept is the one allowing King Charles Spaniels the freedom to enter public places.

Why is this idea important?

This should be part of a more enlightened attitude to prostitution, which should be directed towards helping prostitutes, if they need help, and not to contributing to the disrespect in which some hold them.

A  law which should be kept is the one allowing King Charles Spaniels the freedom to enter public places.

soliciting/ prostitution

i am fortunate that the following does not apply to me but i rememer when i lived in the inner city of birmingham that i was approached by a man asking if i could provide sexual services – i had only gone to the postbox to post a letter

Many residentail areas are blighted by kerb crawling and this makes it unsafe for many women to go out alone in those areas. Kerb crawling is a direct result from the law which bans the advertisement of selling sex. Whilst explotation should not be condoned – i accept there are many women that decide to enter this field and i am aware that to be a prostitute is in itself not illgeal. – but the advertisement of such services is. 

if the law was changed to allow women to advertise their services and operate from premises in an specific area ( there are many business areas which could be altered to suit this service) it would deter kerb crawling and allow the residents in parts of any city to operate a normal family life.

 

Why is this idea important?

i am fortunate that the following does not apply to me but i rememer when i lived in the inner city of birmingham that i was approached by a man asking if i could provide sexual services – i had only gone to the postbox to post a letter

Many residentail areas are blighted by kerb crawling and this makes it unsafe for many women to go out alone in those areas. Kerb crawling is a direct result from the law which bans the advertisement of selling sex. Whilst explotation should not be condoned – i accept there are many women that decide to enter this field and i am aware that to be a prostitute is in itself not illgeal. – but the advertisement of such services is. 

if the law was changed to allow women to advertise their services and operate from premises in an specific area ( there are many business areas which could be altered to suit this service) it would deter kerb crawling and allow the residents in parts of any city to operate a normal family life.

 

Anti Human Trafficking Bill

A statute which consolidates and clarifies UK law with respect to the prevention of people trafficking, the prosecution of traffickers and protection of trafficking victims. 

As well as ensuring that existing UK law on human trafficking is consolidated into one piece of primary legislation, the Anti Human Trafficking Bill (or Act, as it would become) would also transpose into domestic law the safeguards and rights for victims of people trafficking contained in various international treaties which the UK has ratified. 

Two important treaties which a UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill could transpose are: (1) the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS 197) and (2) the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, which supplements the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.  The UK has signed and ratified these international instruments on human trafficking, but as yet they cannot be directly enforced by victims in UK courts.

An Anti Human Trafficking Bill would place positive obligations on all public authorities (including local authorities) to prevent human trafficking and protect the victims of human trafficking in so far as their areas of competency permit them to do (e.g. a local authority may have competency in housing, but not in investigating and prosecuting trafficking – which is within the competency of the Police and CPS).  A key obligation might be that public bodies have a legal duty to work in strategic partnership with appropriate civil society organisations in the fight against people trafficking.

An Anti Human Trafficking Bill would create in domestic law specific and fully justiciable rights which would ensure the protection of those identified as victims of human trafficking, especially children and women. At a minimum, these rights would mirror those contained in the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS 197, above).  A victim would be able to enforce these rights in UK courts where public bodies failed to fulfill them.  In creating justiciable rights, all public bodies would be compelled to raise awareness of such rights amongst their employees, and civil society organisations would be empowered to better represent the needs of victims in the context of rights which are available in the domestic legal system.

An Anti Human Trafficking Bill would also ensure that the definition of Human Trafficking, as provided for in the UN Trafficking Protocol (above) and CETS 197 (above), is enshrined in UK law, thus reducing any confusion as to the nature of people trafficking.  The definition reads (Article 4 CETS 197):

Trafficking in human beings shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.

Further, rather than regarding human trafficking as a transnational phenomenon, a UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill would recognise that people trafficking within nations (internal trafficking) is an increasing issue, and therefore such Bill would not make the error of approaching human trafficking as an exclusively immigration related crisis.  Therefore, together with the above definition of human trafficking, a UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill would use the CETS 197 definition of a victim of human trafficking, which is:

"Victim" shall mean any natural person who is subject to trafficking in human beings as defined in this article. (Article 4, Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings).

A UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill could also build upon the Corporate Liability provisions contained under Article 22 CETS 197, by introducing a criminal offence of knowingly importing, exporting or making available to consumers products which are sourced or produced by, or contain ingredients or components sourced or produced by, victims of human trafficking or slavery.  This would demonstrate the UK's commitment to international corporate responsibility, by ensuring that companies operating in the UK are prohibited from being knowlingly complicit in the international crime of human trafficking.

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

A statute which consolidates and clarifies UK law with respect to the prevention of people trafficking, the prosecution of traffickers and protection of trafficking victims. 

As well as ensuring that existing UK law on human trafficking is consolidated into one piece of primary legislation, the Anti Human Trafficking Bill (or Act, as it would become) would also transpose into domestic law the safeguards and rights for victims of people trafficking contained in various international treaties which the UK has ratified. 

Two important treaties which a UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill could transpose are: (1) the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS 197) and (2) the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, which supplements the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.  The UK has signed and ratified these international instruments on human trafficking, but as yet they cannot be directly enforced by victims in UK courts.

An Anti Human Trafficking Bill would place positive obligations on all public authorities (including local authorities) to prevent human trafficking and protect the victims of human trafficking in so far as their areas of competency permit them to do (e.g. a local authority may have competency in housing, but not in investigating and prosecuting trafficking – which is within the competency of the Police and CPS).  A key obligation might be that public bodies have a legal duty to work in strategic partnership with appropriate civil society organisations in the fight against people trafficking.

An Anti Human Trafficking Bill would create in domestic law specific and fully justiciable rights which would ensure the protection of those identified as victims of human trafficking, especially children and women. At a minimum, these rights would mirror those contained in the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS 197, above).  A victim would be able to enforce these rights in UK courts where public bodies failed to fulfill them.  In creating justiciable rights, all public bodies would be compelled to raise awareness of such rights amongst their employees, and civil society organisations would be empowered to better represent the needs of victims in the context of rights which are available in the domestic legal system.

An Anti Human Trafficking Bill would also ensure that the definition of Human Trafficking, as provided for in the UN Trafficking Protocol (above) and CETS 197 (above), is enshrined in UK law, thus reducing any confusion as to the nature of people trafficking.  The definition reads (Article 4 CETS 197):

Trafficking in human beings shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.

Further, rather than regarding human trafficking as a transnational phenomenon, a UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill would recognise that people trafficking within nations (internal trafficking) is an increasing issue, and therefore such Bill would not make the error of approaching human trafficking as an exclusively immigration related crisis.  Therefore, together with the above definition of human trafficking, a UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill would use the CETS 197 definition of a victim of human trafficking, which is:

"Victim" shall mean any natural person who is subject to trafficking in human beings as defined in this article. (Article 4, Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings).

A UK Anti Human Trafficking Bill could also build upon the Corporate Liability provisions contained under Article 22 CETS 197, by introducing a criminal offence of knowingly importing, exporting or making available to consumers products which are sourced or produced by, or contain ingredients or components sourced or produced by, victims of human trafficking or slavery.  This would demonstrate the UK's commitment to international corporate responsibility, by ensuring that companies operating in the UK are prohibited from being knowlingly complicit in the international crime of human trafficking.

 

 

 

 

Make prostitution legal

Not all but most girls I am led to believe are sex workers to pay for a drug habit. Rather than use public money paying police to stop this, I think more money should be spent in protecting these girls and women, and trying to get them off their drug habits.

Why is this idea important?

Not all but most girls I am led to believe are sex workers to pay for a drug habit. Rather than use public money paying police to stop this, I think more money should be spent in protecting these girls and women, and trying to get them off their drug habits.

Drugs and prostitution

Legalise all drugs and tax them. Use every penny of tax paid on them to fund rehabilitation and direct advertising of the dangers (in real non scare terms). This is a win win win situation. People who do this to themselves won't be cast out of society. The dealers with guns will go away and the drugs themselves will pay for the rehabilitation programmes. Label alcohol and tobacco as drugs and treat them the same. Ban all advertising of all drugs (including alcohol)  to protect people who want to leave the drugs alone. Have a legal age of use based on science rather than politics. Impose strict penalties on publicans and off sales who sell to young people or to people who are completely wasted. Add a minimum price per unit on all drugs – including alcohol. This extra tax should go towards rehabilitation. 

Legalise prostitution but impose strict procedures to ensure the people involved are protected .Tax it  and pay the money into both welfare schemes (such as education and training and drug rehabilitation programmes. Impose proper sentences for people caught trafficking (i.e. life in prison). Make all brothels closely regulated and controlled. If people are brought to the country and repeatedly raped many times a day when found they should be treated with dignity and allowed to stop here with lots of help rather than treated as illegal immigrants. Severity punish anyone working outside of the state control.  

Why is this idea important?

Legalise all drugs and tax them. Use every penny of tax paid on them to fund rehabilitation and direct advertising of the dangers (in real non scare terms). This is a win win win situation. People who do this to themselves won't be cast out of society. The dealers with guns will go away and the drugs themselves will pay for the rehabilitation programmes. Label alcohol and tobacco as drugs and treat them the same. Ban all advertising of all drugs (including alcohol)  to protect people who want to leave the drugs alone. Have a legal age of use based on science rather than politics. Impose strict penalties on publicans and off sales who sell to young people or to people who are completely wasted. Add a minimum price per unit on all drugs – including alcohol. This extra tax should go towards rehabilitation. 

Legalise prostitution but impose strict procedures to ensure the people involved are protected .Tax it  and pay the money into both welfare schemes (such as education and training and drug rehabilitation programmes. Impose proper sentences for people caught trafficking (i.e. life in prison). Make all brothels closely regulated and controlled. If people are brought to the country and repeatedly raped many times a day when found they should be treated with dignity and allowed to stop here with lots of help rather than treated as illegal immigrants. Severity punish anyone working outside of the state control.  

Legalise and Regulate the Sex Industry

The current laws on prostitution , far from stopping prostitution, actually serve to drive it further underground and endanger the lives of women (and men) who work in the industry.

Take the recent case of Hannah Morris for example. She and her colleagues reported a particularly violent assault on one of the escorts who worked at her agency, thinking the perpetrator would be caught and helping the police with their enquiries. Instead she was arrested and charged with 'brothel-keeping' . How many workers in the industry are likely to report violent attacks now? These are the real criminals, and if the law regarding brothels is not changed they will get away with it all and keep attacking vulnerable women, safe in the knowledge it will probably go unreported! This is a travesty.

It is unsafe to force women to work on their own (currently one women operating alone is legal, but 2 women working together purely for safety, neither 'controlling' the other's hours/pay/services is illegal). 

Why not make it legal for 2 or 3 women to work together in a co-operative? Legalise the buying and selling of sex, and make the sex industry taxable , legit , and like any other business. 

Of course trafficking and forced prostitution are awful things and the focus should be on tackling these without criminalising the 'normal' everyday law-abiding citizens who do this work of their own free choice? There are already laws against trafficking – why not use resources to implement them? 

If prostitution was made a legalised, above board, and proper profession, people who choose to work in this industry would be safer and free from stigma, the public purse would benefit from more (previously under-the-radar because of the law) parlours and 'working flats' paying taxes, and any vulnerable/ trafficked women and men wouldn't be driven further underground.

Think, people, Think! What is wrong with selling/buying a service between two consenting adults? These laws need changed before any more sex workers are attacked or even killed.

J Kinning, Scotland.

Why is this idea important?

The current laws on prostitution , far from stopping prostitution, actually serve to drive it further underground and endanger the lives of women (and men) who work in the industry.

Take the recent case of Hannah Morris for example. She and her colleagues reported a particularly violent assault on one of the escorts who worked at her agency, thinking the perpetrator would be caught and helping the police with their enquiries. Instead she was arrested and charged with 'brothel-keeping' . How many workers in the industry are likely to report violent attacks now? These are the real criminals, and if the law regarding brothels is not changed they will get away with it all and keep attacking vulnerable women, safe in the knowledge it will probably go unreported! This is a travesty.

It is unsafe to force women to work on their own (currently one women operating alone is legal, but 2 women working together purely for safety, neither 'controlling' the other's hours/pay/services is illegal). 

Why not make it legal for 2 or 3 women to work together in a co-operative? Legalise the buying and selling of sex, and make the sex industry taxable , legit , and like any other business. 

Of course trafficking and forced prostitution are awful things and the focus should be on tackling these without criminalising the 'normal' everyday law-abiding citizens who do this work of their own free choice? There are already laws against trafficking – why not use resources to implement them? 

If prostitution was made a legalised, above board, and proper profession, people who choose to work in this industry would be safer and free from stigma, the public purse would benefit from more (previously under-the-radar because of the law) parlours and 'working flats' paying taxes, and any vulnerable/ trafficked women and men wouldn't be driven further underground.

Think, people, Think! What is wrong with selling/buying a service between two consenting adults? These laws need changed before any more sex workers are attacked or even killed.

J Kinning, Scotland.

Legalise and Regulate the Sex Industry

The current laws on prostitution , far from stopping prostitution, actually serve to drive it further underground and endanger the lives of women (and men) who work in the industry.

Take the recent case of Hannah Morris for example. She and her colleagues reported a particularly violent assault on one of the escorts who worked at her agency, thinking the perpetrator would be caught and helping the police with their enquiries. Instead she was arrested and charged with 'brothel-keeping' . How many workers in the industry are likely to report violent attacks now? These are the real criminals, and if the law regarding brothels is not changed they will get away with it all and keep attacking vulnerable women, safe in the knowledge it will probably go unreported! This is a travesty.

It is unsafe to force women to work on their own (currently one women operating alone is legal, but 2 women working together purely for safety, neither 'controlling' the other's hours/pay/services is illegal). 

Why not make it legal for 2 or 3 women to work together in a co-operative? Legalise the buying and selling of sex, and make the sex industry taxable , legit , and like any other business. 

Of course trafficking and forced prostitution are awful things and the focus should be on tackling these without criminalising the 'normal' everyday law-abiding citizens who do this work of their own free choice? There are already laws against trafficking – why not use resources to implement them? 

If prostitution was made a legalised, above board, and proper profession, people who choose to work in this industry would be safer and free from stigma, the public purse would benefit from more (previously under-the-radar because of the law) parlours and 'working flats' paying taxes, and any vulnerable/ trafficked women and men wouldn't be driven further underground.

Think, people, Think! What is wrong with selling/buying a service between two consenting adults? These laws need changed before any more sex workers are attacked or even killed.

J Kinning, Scotland.

Why is this idea important?

The current laws on prostitution , far from stopping prostitution, actually serve to drive it further underground and endanger the lives of women (and men) who work in the industry.

Take the recent case of Hannah Morris for example. She and her colleagues reported a particularly violent assault on one of the escorts who worked at her agency, thinking the perpetrator would be caught and helping the police with their enquiries. Instead she was arrested and charged with 'brothel-keeping' . How many workers in the industry are likely to report violent attacks now? These are the real criminals, and if the law regarding brothels is not changed they will get away with it all and keep attacking vulnerable women, safe in the knowledge it will probably go unreported! This is a travesty.

It is unsafe to force women to work on their own (currently one women operating alone is legal, but 2 women working together purely for safety, neither 'controlling' the other's hours/pay/services is illegal). 

Why not make it legal for 2 or 3 women to work together in a co-operative? Legalise the buying and selling of sex, and make the sex industry taxable , legit , and like any other business. 

Of course trafficking and forced prostitution are awful things and the focus should be on tackling these without criminalising the 'normal' everyday law-abiding citizens who do this work of their own free choice? There are already laws against trafficking – why not use resources to implement them? 

If prostitution was made a legalised, above board, and proper profession, people who choose to work in this industry would be safer and free from stigma, the public purse would benefit from more (previously under-the-radar because of the law) parlours and 'working flats' paying taxes, and any vulnerable/ trafficked women and men wouldn't be driven further underground.

Think, people, Think! What is wrong with selling/buying a service between two consenting adults? These laws need changed before any more sex workers are attacked or even killed.

J Kinning, Scotland.

Stop Confounding Sin and Crime

Perhaps it's the old protestant herritage but there's a lot of confusion. Thus people can argue from "canabis is harmful to you" to "people ought to be locked up for taking canabis" with a straight face. An act should be criminal if it does, or creates a substantial risk of doing, harm to another unconsenting sentient being (I include animals as potential victims to a degree). Sins are acts that are considered harmful to the people participating in them. Interestingly Jewish tradition makes a very clear distinction between duty to God and duty to ones fellows. Our laws do not.

Thus the absurdity of drug prohibition, which ought to have been rejected instantly in the light of the effects of alcohol prohibition to which it is the even more disasterous successor. Taking drugs is a Sin (of course stealing to pay for them is a crime, but this would almost never happen without prohibition).

Thus, if you own an animal, it's perfectly legal to kill it, but to have sex with it carries a substantial prisson term. Why? Because as soon as "sexual gratification" is assumed as a motive then almost everything is considered sinful. (If such an act causes real suffering it would already be covered by the law agains animal cruelty).

Thus someone can be scarred in a boxing match without risk of the law, but if a masochist is scarred by a whip, then that's assault and consent is no defence (thanks to the Spanner decision). Why? Sexual gratification again.

Thus we have prositution laws seemingly designed, not so much to stop prostitution but to make it as sordid and dangerous as possible for all involved.

Why is this idea important?

Perhaps it's the old protestant herritage but there's a lot of confusion. Thus people can argue from "canabis is harmful to you" to "people ought to be locked up for taking canabis" with a straight face. An act should be criminal if it does, or creates a substantial risk of doing, harm to another unconsenting sentient being (I include animals as potential victims to a degree). Sins are acts that are considered harmful to the people participating in them. Interestingly Jewish tradition makes a very clear distinction between duty to God and duty to ones fellows. Our laws do not.

Thus the absurdity of drug prohibition, which ought to have been rejected instantly in the light of the effects of alcohol prohibition to which it is the even more disasterous successor. Taking drugs is a Sin (of course stealing to pay for them is a crime, but this would almost never happen without prohibition).

Thus, if you own an animal, it's perfectly legal to kill it, but to have sex with it carries a substantial prisson term. Why? Because as soon as "sexual gratification" is assumed as a motive then almost everything is considered sinful. (If such an act causes real suffering it would already be covered by the law agains animal cruelty).

Thus someone can be scarred in a boxing match without risk of the law, but if a masochist is scarred by a whip, then that's assault and consent is no defence (thanks to the Spanner decision). Why? Sexual gratification again.

Thus we have prositution laws seemingly designed, not so much to stop prostitution but to make it as sordid and dangerous as possible for all involved.

No victim, no crime

In general things should only be illegal if there is a victim. Offending someone else's morals, religion, sensibilities isn't enough.

 

Example 1. Trafficking people for prostitution should be illegal, street walking in possible view of minors should be illegal, consensual prostitution behind closed doors should be legal even though some groups are morally opposed. Those groups are not forced to be involved.

 

Example 2. There should be a national and fully comprehensive DNA database. I am not a victim if I have my DNA recorded. If anything I might benefit from being excluded early from an enquiry of a nearby crime. I only suffer from having my DNA recorded if I have actually done something, in which case I deserve to be caught quickly.

Why is this idea important?

In general things should only be illegal if there is a victim. Offending someone else's morals, religion, sensibilities isn't enough.

 

Example 1. Trafficking people for prostitution should be illegal, street walking in possible view of minors should be illegal, consensual prostitution behind closed doors should be legal even though some groups are morally opposed. Those groups are not forced to be involved.

 

Example 2. There should be a national and fully comprehensive DNA database. I am not a victim if I have my DNA recorded. If anything I might benefit from being excluded early from an enquiry of a nearby crime. I only suffer from having my DNA recorded if I have actually done something, in which case I deserve to be caught quickly.

Control drugs and prostitution

As things stand, these two areas are outside the law so the law cannot take a controlling position in areas of human activity that clearly are out of control.
We need Royal Commissions on drugs and prostitution (euphanasia which I could not see a section for), and all the sections to be operated under the control of the NHS. Decriminalising leaves no one with overall responsibility and we need our doctors and nurses in control to stop things going wrong and where they have gone wrong, our medics can make things right where possible and limit damage otherwise.
We need computer tracking of people's involvement of prositution and drugs so that where ailments occur, things are understood by the NHS and further damage can be curtailed. A Psychiatrist would rather know a patient's drug patterns as a GU clinic would like to know partners, and pharmacueticals would like to know how to develop better and safer drugs for profit.
As it stands profits from drugs fuel gang rivalries, gun crime and terrorism, instead they should be funding schools, hospitals and the police from taxes, giving people jobs in a legitimate industry and developing pharmaceutical research, including in condoms.

Why is this idea important?

As things stand, these two areas are outside the law so the law cannot take a controlling position in areas of human activity that clearly are out of control.
We need Royal Commissions on drugs and prostitution (euphanasia which I could not see a section for), and all the sections to be operated under the control of the NHS. Decriminalising leaves no one with overall responsibility and we need our doctors and nurses in control to stop things going wrong and where they have gone wrong, our medics can make things right where possible and limit damage otherwise.
We need computer tracking of people's involvement of prositution and drugs so that where ailments occur, things are understood by the NHS and further damage can be curtailed. A Psychiatrist would rather know a patient's drug patterns as a GU clinic would like to know partners, and pharmacueticals would like to know how to develop better and safer drugs for profit.
As it stands profits from drugs fuel gang rivalries, gun crime and terrorism, instead they should be funding schools, hospitals and the police from taxes, giving people jobs in a legitimate industry and developing pharmaceutical research, including in condoms.

Legalise Prostitution

It's the oldest profession in the world: we're not going to be able to get rid of it just by making it illegal.

Prostitution needs to be legalised and regulated.

If it's legal we can take it off the streets, look after the people involved in it and even tax it.

Prostitution is currently just another part of the criminal underworld, tied into the drugs trade and other criminal activities. Legalised and regulated prostitution is the only way we can come close to reducing sex trafficking into this country.

We could also take care of those who engage in it with health checks and contraception.

Why is this idea important?

It's the oldest profession in the world: we're not going to be able to get rid of it just by making it illegal.

Prostitution needs to be legalised and regulated.

If it's legal we can take it off the streets, look after the people involved in it and even tax it.

Prostitution is currently just another part of the criminal underworld, tied into the drugs trade and other criminal activities. Legalised and regulated prostitution is the only way we can come close to reducing sex trafficking into this country.

We could also take care of those who engage in it with health checks and contraception.

Remove strict lability for seeing coerced prostitutes

The Policing and Crime Act 2009 makes it illegal to pay for sex with a prostitute who has been “subjected to force” and this is a strict liability offense (clients can be prosecuted even if they didn’t know the prostitute was forced).

This is unfair because the payer has no way of knowing, and thus the law in unfair.

As far as I am aware there have been no prosecutions under this law and thus should be repealed

Why is this idea important?

The Policing and Crime Act 2009 makes it illegal to pay for sex with a prostitute who has been “subjected to force” and this is a strict liability offense (clients can be prosecuted even if they didn’t know the prostitute was forced).

This is unfair because the payer has no way of knowing, and thus the law in unfair.

As far as I am aware there have been no prosecutions under this law and thus should be repealed

Make prostitution and drugs legal

As per the tittle.

It's about time protistution was legalised regulated and taxed. better for the boys and girls involved and better for the punters.

Legalise drugs because making them illegal does not stop people from using them.

If drugs were legal, you could sell "clean" drugs from the local chemist, tax it and bring a whole section of the global comunity into a legitimate regulated industry, this would save billions every year as the money currently spent on detection, enforcement and overseas crop destruction could be better spent else where.

Yes the daily mail and anyone over 65 would think this was a bad idea but making something illegal does not make it go away., bring it on board, regulate and tax, everyones a winner.

Why is this idea important?

As per the tittle.

It's about time protistution was legalised regulated and taxed. better for the boys and girls involved and better for the punters.

Legalise drugs because making them illegal does not stop people from using them.

If drugs were legal, you could sell "clean" drugs from the local chemist, tax it and bring a whole section of the global comunity into a legitimate regulated industry, this would save billions every year as the money currently spent on detection, enforcement and overseas crop destruction could be better spent else where.

Yes the daily mail and anyone over 65 would think this was a bad idea but making something illegal does not make it go away., bring it on board, regulate and tax, everyones a winner.

Prostitution: decriminalise

Decriminalise most prostitution. Allow licensed, regulated premises to operate a service. This would remove much of the incentive for the current sex-worker slave trade. It would provide prostitutes and their clients with a measure of protection and, since the whole service would be legal, it would provide revenue in the form of taxes.

In order to protect prostitutes, their clients and the general public I'd make it illegal to offer and use the service outside licensed premises.

Why is this idea important?

Decriminalise most prostitution. Allow licensed, regulated premises to operate a service. This would remove much of the incentive for the current sex-worker slave trade. It would provide prostitutes and their clients with a measure of protection and, since the whole service would be legal, it would provide revenue in the form of taxes.

In order to protect prostitutes, their clients and the general public I'd make it illegal to offer and use the service outside licensed premises.

Legalise brothels

I would be inclined to legalise brothels.

There are far too many girls walking the streets looking for trade, not only are they at risk of STIs, but they're putting their lives at risk by getting into cars with punters.

If brothels were legalised and regulated, the girls would have regular sexual health checks and would also have the security of a roof over their heads and someone to look out for them.  It would be a far better option than having a pimp, who gets a large percentage of their earnings and is more likely to get them addicted to drugs – or even go it alone with no-one to look out for their well-being.

I know my idea may be a little radical, but as a woman, I feel empathy for the women who have to resort to prostitution just to make a living.  It's not a profession I would personally choose, but there are girls who have little or no option – either to feed their children or to feed a drug habit.

Prostitution has been going for many years, it'll never be stopped, but maybe the girls selling themselves could be kept safer.

Why is this idea important?

I would be inclined to legalise brothels.

There are far too many girls walking the streets looking for trade, not only are they at risk of STIs, but they're putting their lives at risk by getting into cars with punters.

If brothels were legalised and regulated, the girls would have regular sexual health checks and would also have the security of a roof over their heads and someone to look out for them.  It would be a far better option than having a pimp, who gets a large percentage of their earnings and is more likely to get them addicted to drugs – or even go it alone with no-one to look out for their well-being.

I know my idea may be a little radical, but as a woman, I feel empathy for the women who have to resort to prostitution just to make a living.  It's not a profession I would personally choose, but there are girls who have little or no option – either to feed their children or to feed a drug habit.

Prostitution has been going for many years, it'll never be stopped, but maybe the girls selling themselves could be kept safer.

Repeal the 2003 Sexual Offenses Act on keeping brothels

The 2003 Sexual Offenses Act makes it  "an offence for a person to keep, or to manage, or act or assist in the management of, a brothel to which people resort for practices involving prostitution "

This part of the act should be repealed and replaced with new laws regulating the operation of brothels.

Why is this idea important?

The 2003 Sexual Offenses Act makes it  "an offence for a person to keep, or to manage, or act or assist in the management of, a brothel to which people resort for practices involving prostitution "

This part of the act should be repealed and replaced with new laws regulating the operation of brothels.

Prostitution

The current law which allows prostitutes to sell sex but not to work in brothels is postiviely dangerous and forces women onto the streets.  The buying and selling of sex should be completely legal and there should be liscences brothels set up with Health checks for sex workers. There should be increased stringency against sex worker trafficking and forced sex work.

Why is this idea important?

The current law which allows prostitutes to sell sex but not to work in brothels is postiviely dangerous and forces women onto the streets.  The buying and selling of sex should be completely legal and there should be liscences brothels set up with Health checks for sex workers. There should be increased stringency against sex worker trafficking and forced sex work.