Prostitution Contents

Key facts

Note: One of the challenges in examining prostitution is the absence of robust data. The “facts” set out below have been submitted to the Committee in evidence but should be treated with caution and are open to dispute. Terminology is also disputed, with some opposition to the description “sex workers”. Our use of the term in this report is a neutral one and refers to female, male or transgender adults who receive money in exchange for sexual services.

The main legislation relating to prostitution is contained in the following Acts:

The Appendix to this Report sets out further details on existing legislation, supplied by the Home Office.

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16 June 2016