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21-Feb-2020 14:09 by 8 Comments

Northernirelandsex

But Jim Wells MLA replied with figures from PSNI Det Supt Philip Marshall, who told a local conference in 2011 that “only one to two per cent of women involved in prostitution are there through choice”.He also challenged Mr Harris for endorsing lobbying from Lucy Smith of Ugly Mugs.ie, which the MLA said was a front for the Escort Ireland website and was run by convicted pimps Mark and Peter Mc Cormick whom, he claimed, were responsible for “moving 400 trafficked women around Ireland on a weekly basis”.

However, it went on to conclude that: Another evaluation commissioned by the Swedish Government was published in December 2013.In practice, the multi-agency work is overseen by the Northern Ireland Sex Offender Strategic Management Committee, which is known as NISOSMC for short.Again, we are all pleased that we can shorten such long-winded titles.In this Chapter we review the evidence we received about this legislative model.In 1999, Sweden became the first country to introduce a sex buyer law, making it illegal to pay for sex, but not to be a prostitute (the client commits a crime, but not the prostitute).She said that criminalising clients makes it harder for sex workers to employ safety mechanisms they rely on, such as taking time to assess the mental state of a potential client, and taking number plates or contact information.

“If there is a police crackdown clients don’t want to be hanging around,” she said.Previously the police had firmly opposed the bill, expressing concern that it would be difficult to gather evidence for prosecutions and that it could cut off important policing intelligence from women and the men who use the trade.But yesterday Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris told the Stormont Justice Committee they had changed their mind and now had no opposition to criminalising buyers, specified in clause 6 of The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill.“Now, five months into the NCA, we can start to really see where cracks are opening up and we are really very hopeful that we can get accountability issues resolved because we are missing out on the operational assistance that the NCA can bring,” he said.So, that information needs to be handled carefully. Gentleman may know that the Home Office is looking to see whether there are circumstances in which such information could be more broadly shared, perhaps, for example, where individuals are seeking to form new relationships with people whom they want to check out to determine whether they might be a risk to the children if they are to share the household with them.We will wait and see how those pilot projects go to see whether there is some read-across to Northern Ireland, but it is important that agencies have the maximum amount of information—that is why we have the multi-agency arrangements in place—and important that we manage that information to ensure the maximum compliance by sex offenders, rather than seeing them disappear underground.I say that because, where information is known, clearly it needs to be used by the key agencies to protect the public and manage the offender.