Sexual Exploitation Bill introduced in Parliament

Dame Diana Johnson MP has introduced a bill in Parliament to bust the business model of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.



On Wednesday 9 December 2020, Dame Diana Johnson MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation, introduced the Sexual Exploitation Bill in the House of Commons.


The Sexual Exploitation Bill is a comprehensive bill to bust the business model of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. The bill would decriminalise victims of sexual exploitation and provide comprehensive support and exiting services - ensuring victims receive support, not sanctions. The Sexual Exploitation Bill would also combat demand for sexual exploitation by making paying for sex an offence, as well as remove the legal impunity currently enjoyed by pimping websites - which profit from sexual exploitation and fuel sex trafficking across the UK.


Read an article by Dame Diana Johnson MP about why she has introduced the Sexual Exploitation Bill.


Watch Dame Diana Johnson MP's speech to introduce the Sexual Exploitation Bill in the House of Commons:


A date has not yet been set for the bill's second reading.