Criminalisation of Purchase of Sex Act Scotland (2012)
In 2012 Rhoda Grant MSP put forward a proposal to criminalise the purchase of sex. The ECP response provides evidence that criminalising clients neither stops prostitution nor prevents sex workers from being criminalised. Fact and testimony are provided to counter the myths and misleading research put forward by Ms Grant. The ECP submission concludes with the demand for decriminalisation so that the safety of sex workers is prioritised over prosecution for prostitution offences.