Modern Slavery Bill — New Clause 22 — Prostitution and sexual exploitation — 4 Nov 2014 at 18:13
The majority of MPs voted against undertaking a review of the links between prostitution and human trafficking and sexual exploitation in England and Wales.
MPs were considering the Modern Slavery Bill.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That the clause be added to the Bill.
The rejected clause, titled, Prostitution and sexual exploitation stated:
- (1) The Secretary of State must undertake a review of the links between prostitution and human trafficking and sexual exploitation in England and Wales.
- (2) The review under subsection (1) must consider—
- (a) the extent to which the current legislation governing prostitution in England and Wales acts as an effective deterrent to demand for sexual services from exploited persons;
- (b) the extent to which the current legislation governing prostitution in England and Wales enables effective enforcement action against those trafficking people for sexual exploitation; and
- (c) the extent to which alternative legal frameworks for governing prostitution adopted by other countries within the European Union, including Northern Ireland, have been effective at reducing sexual exploitation and the number of people trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
- (3) The review under subsection (1) must be completed and a copy must be laid before Parliament within six months of Royal Assent.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||238 (+2 tell)||1||0||79.5%|
|Lab||0||212 (+2 tell)||0||82.9%|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Sarah Teather||Brent Central||LDem (front bench)||aye|