Prostitution: Research

Home Office written question – answered on 16th November 2018.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175782 on Prostitution, to list the institutions that tendered unsuccessfully for funding to carry out research into the nature and prevalence of prostitution in England and Wales.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175781 on Prostitution, if he will publish the assurances given by the Centre for Gender and Violence Research during the tendering process that their research would satisfy the criteria for the research project to be conducted in an impartial manner.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Home Office is unable to list the institutions that tendered unsuccessfully for funding to carry out research into the nature and prevalence of prostitution in England and Wales. This is commercially sensitive information owned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, who formally commissioned the research. Equally, the research application itself is commercially sensitive and belongs to the University of Bristol. It is for them to decide whether to publish information within it.

During the application process, a question on approach to conducting the research in an impartial manner was given the highest weighting in scoring. The University of Bristol has therefore set out in detail how they will ensure ideological neutrality in their approach to this work.

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