The results of tackling demand

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1938
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

At MOPAC Challenge this month, Westminster City Council highlighted that female prostitutes were now subject to more violence, as they had to take on riskier clients due to market forces. Accepting that it takes up to seven years for a sex worker to exit prostitution once they decide they want to leave, if we tackle demand will this not reduce further the number of safe clients available to sex workers, during those seven years, and make them more vulnerable to violence?

Answer

Answer for The results of tackling demand

Answer for The results of tackling demand

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013

I have recently launched a consultation for my second Violence against Women and Girls Strategy and I would value any comments you may have on this important issue