Prosecuting men who pay for sex ‘will reduce the trafficking of girls’
A group of former ministers, backed by Harriet Harman, the minister for women, are campaigning to introduce legislation to give police chiefs and councils the power to prosecute men who sleep with prostitutes.
Source: – The Times, Friday 21 December 2007, page 2
Thousands of foreign offenders allowed to stay in UK
The Border and Immigration Agency, an executive agency of the Home Office, is failing to deport thousands of foreign offenders each year because processing cases is too expensive and time consuming. This decision goes against a pledge by the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, in his first conference speech, that he would tackle this issue.
Source: – The Daily Telegraph, Friday 21 December 2007, page 1
Concern over gun license issued to children aged 8
Campaigners have raised concerns about children as young eight being issued with gun licenses by the police. Most licenses are issued to under-16s who live in rural areas and young people can only own a gun once that aged over-16.
Source: – The Daily Telegraph, Friday 21 December 2007, page 15