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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM EXPLOITATION THROUGH SEX TOURISM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 493: tabled on 06 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House believes that children across the world must be protected from sexual exploitation; recognises that the phenomenon of sex tourism is a problem which must be tackled both by the country where the crime is committed and, where the perpetrator is a British national, by the UK; notes particularly the known vulnerability of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Brazil to this crime; commends section 72 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which provides for the prosecution of extra-territorial crimes; further notes that the Government signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, which contains measures to encourage co-operation between states on the issue of sex tourism; commends the work of the National Crime Agency, Serious Crime Agency and Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre in combating sex tourism, but notes the lack of prosecutions in this area despite the provision in law; further recognises that more must be done; and calls on the Government to fulfil its obligations under this law to prosecute cases of sex tourism, to ensure that British nationals do not act with impunity, and to protect vulnerable children from sexual exploitation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.