My thanks to CAAN for flagging this up to me.

Not one, but two consultations advocating “the Swedish solution” to make criminal the purchase of sexual services have been announced in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The first, in Northern Ireland, is part of the Human Trafficking & Exploitation (Further Provisions & Support for Victims) Bill (link here) presented by Lord Morrow.  The second, in Scotland, is a stand-alone bill (Criminalisation of the Purchase of Sex (Scotland) Bill (2) from Rhoda Grant MSP) that follows in the footsteps of the earlier bill from Trish Godman.

The Northern Ireland Consultation closes 5pm on Thursday 18th October 2012. You can read the consultation in full with all directions of where to send it here.

The Scotland Consultation closes 14 December 2012.   You can read the consultation in full with all directions of where to send it here.

Read the full CAAn briefing and take on these developments here.

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