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Lynne Featherstone (Shadow Minister, Home Affairs; Hornsey and Wood Green, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many date rape cases have been reported in each of the last 12 months; where they were reported; and what assessment he has made of the use of progesterex in cases of date rape.

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Paul Goggins (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office; Wythenshawe and Sale East, Labour)

The information requested in relation to the number and location of date rape cases is not collected centrally. Progesterex does not exist. It has been the subject of a hoax e-mail which claims that progesterex, allegedly a drug used to sterilise horses, has been used in drug rape cases.

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C Whitehouse
Posted on 24 Apr 2006 11:54 am (Report this annotation)

I heartily wish that politicians would recommend that 'date rape' is not an accurate term to use and defer to the voluntary sector in using the preferred (and mroe accurate) term 'acquiantance rape'

James Hare
Posted on 10 Dec 2007 7:26 pm (Report this annotation)

I heartily wish that politicians would do their research before asking a question. Any fool could find out that Progesterex doesn't exist with a couple of clicks of teh interweb.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progesterex

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