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Expert calls for street prostitution to be legal in Scotland

PUBLISHED December 17, 2004

Selling sex on Scotland[base ']s streets should be decriminalised, according to an expert group on prostitution.

Its report, published yesterday, called for current legislation banning on-street soliciting to be scrapped.
In its place, new laws would be drawn up to target offensive behaviour arising from the sale or purchase of sexual services. The new law would apply equally to prostitutes and the men who use them.