MPs divided on raising prostitution age

The minimum age for a prostitute is the subject of a parliamentary debate on Tuesday with parties divided on whether it should be raised to 21 years, says the Telegraaf.

Labour (PvdA) is not convinced it should be raised from 18 years and the right-wing liberals VVD and socialist SP are against the move.
Raising the minimum age is part of a package of possible measures to deal with illegal prostitution and abuses in the sex industry. Among them is criminalising punters who use illegal prostitutes.

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