18 July 2017
Dr Sarah Kingston’s internationally leading research on women who pay for sexual services was cited in the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee Prostitution Third Report Session 2016-17.

Within the report it was acknowledged that ‘some sex buyers are women’. This is the first inquiry that the Home Affairs Committee has ever held into prostitution. Dr Kingston also submitted written evidence to the inquiry. The report, amongst other things, recommended that the Home Office change existing legislation so that soliciting is no longer an offence. It also recommended that brothel-keeping provisions allow sex workers to share premises, without losing the ability to prosecute those who use brothels to control or exploit sex workers. Find out more here - https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmhaff/26/26.pdf