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  • Submitted by: Ruth Maguire, Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 January 2022
  • Motion reference: S6M-02911
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, 10 February 2022

That the Parliament commends the Cross-Party Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation for its inquiry into pimping websites and its report, Online Pimping: An Inquiry into Sexual Exploitation Advertising Websites; understands that pimping websites, which profit from advertising individuals for prostitution, operate with impunity in Scotland, including in the Cunninghame South constituency; considers that pimping websites facilitate demand for prostitution by enabling men who pay for sex to quickly and anonymously locate women to sexually exploit; believes that pimping websites facilitate and incentivise sex trafficking by centralising and concentrating demand online and making it quick and easy to advertise victims; understands that the Scottish Government recognises prostitution as a form of violence against women; notes what it sees as the Scottish Government’s commitment to develop a model for Scotland to challenge men’s demand for prostitution, and notes the view that the new model for Scotland must outlaw online pimping in order to deter demand and prevent sex trafficking.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Claire Baker, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Bob Doris, James Dornan, Russell Findlay, Joe FitzPatrick, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Rhoda Grant, Jamie Greene, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Richard Leonard, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Jenni Minto, Audrey Nicoll, Collette Stevenson, Alexander Stewart, Michelle Thomson, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Sue Webber, Tess White, Elena Whitham