About the inquiry
The APPG on Prostitution has launched an inquiry into the spread of so-called ‘pop-up’ brothels – a practice which involves residential properties and holiday lets being rented for a limited time and used as brothels. The investigation has been prompted by growing reports of organised crime groups establishing ‘pop-up’ brothels to sexually exploit women. The APPG on Prostitution will gather evidence on the scale of the practice, who is involved, and what action the Government should take.
Gavin Shuker MP, Chair of the APPG on Prostitution:
“There are mounting reports that organised crime groups are setting up temporary brothels around the UK to sexually exploit women for profit. But these reports are likely just the tip of the iceberg. This inquiry will shine a spotlight on the hidden world of the off-street sex trade. The APPG on Prostitution will seek out evidence on the scale of the problem, who is involved, and what action Government should take.”
How to submit evidence
Before submitting evidence please read the ‘terms of reference’ and ‘guidelines for submitting evidence’ below.
Written submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for written evidence is Monday 18th December 2017.
Terms of reference
The APPG on Prostitution is interested in examining the following topics:
The scale and nature of the practice:
Links with organised crime:
Associated harms and exploitation:
Effective responses and prevention strategies:
Guidelines on submitting evidence
Written submissions to the inquiry on ‘pop-up’ brothels should:
If you do not wish your identity to be published alongside your submission please specify your reason. If the entirety of your submission is confidential and you do not want any part of it to be published please state your reason for this.