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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11898: Jeremy Balfour (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken in response to the findings of the its reports, Evidence Assessment of the Impacts of the Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex: A Review and Exploring available knowledge and evidence on prostitution in Scotland via practitioner-based interviews, and what plans it has to announce updated proposals for addressing prostitution.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 31 October 2017

19 responses were received which are currently being considered.

The Scottish Government believes it is important and necessary to listen to the views and understand the experiences of those with direct experience. We have engaged with a number of individuals who either are or have been engaged in prostitution to understand their real life experiences. Full consideration of these discussions as well as the outcome of research reports and the feedback thereto will help inform consideration of future prostitution policy in Scotland.