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  Prostitution Law 30 November 2004  
looking at ways of making reform work

Britain's prostitution laws are to undergo their biggest overhaul for 50 years.

The government's paper, Paying the Price, was launched in July to prompt a public debate on how to deal with prostitution. The consultation period closed on Friday. 

Woman's Hour looks at some of the suggestions; jail for men who pay for sex, better exit strategies for prostitutes, tolerance zones, or licenses for prostitutes.  We also hear from some of the groups who have responded.

Hilary Killen from the UK Network of Sex Work Projects, Nanette Pollock, Former Detective Chief Inspector with Strathclyde Force  and Julie Bindel, founder of Justice for Women join Jenni to discuss the issues. 

Middle class children & prostitution
Prostitution laws facing overhaul
Paying the Price - Consultation Paper 
English Collective of Prostitutes
Justice for Women
Network of Sex Work Projects

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