Last updated on: 2/1/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Katherine Raymond Biography

Title:
Former Special Adviser to British Home Secretary David Blunkett
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“We should pilot managed areas such as in the Netherlands, regularly patrolled by police, where sex workers are given an area where they can safely take their customers. These so-called red light zones have their problems. But their existence can help reduce crime, and enhance the women’s safety.

Politicians are fond of telling people that theirs is a world of hard choices. It is time they made this one.”

The Observer, Dec. 17, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Special Adviser, British Home Secretary David Blunkett, 2001-2004
  • Helped produce the British Home Office’s prostitution consultation paper “Paying the Price.”
  • Former Director, Social Market Foundation
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Prostitution Tolerance Zones like Red-Light Districts Be Created?