Hove MP calls on government to stop sex for rent

Posted On 25 Apr 2017 at 5:33 pm

Hove MP Peter Kyle asked the government to outlaw sex for rent in the House of Commons today (Tuesday 25 April).

The Labour MP called on the Justice Secretary Liz Truss to review the current rules so that the law can better protect the vulnerable.

Mr Kyle said: “Websites such as Craigslist are being used by corrupt individuals to advertise free accommodation in return for sex.

“Does the Secretary of State agree that that is currently happening within the law and that a review needs to take place so that the people who are exploiting extremely vulnerable young women in that way face the full force of the law?”

The Justice Secretary said: “I agree with the honourable gentleman that this issue is concerning and I am very happy to look at it.”

A Huffington Post blogger said that the problem was not new and that he had encountered it as a young man.

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