UK gvmt: £2,275 subsidies for teen jobs in strip clubs&porn industry
The British government is offering cash to young people to take “support” positions in the “sex industry,” including strip clubs and pornography. Labour MP Fiona Mactaggart raised the matter in Parliament when she discovered that there are no records of how many of the £2,275 subsidies have been handed out, reports LifeSiteNews.
A guidance document issued by the Department of Work and Pensions offers 18-24 year-olds “payment of wage incentives for jobs in the adult entertainment industry.”
Jobs as “lap/pole/table/dancer,” “male/female escort,” “stripper,” and “porn actor/actress” and “dominatrix” were excluded from the list. But the government is offering cash for “selling (retailing), manufacturing and distributing of adult entertainment products,” or “sex toys.”
Mactaggart raised the question in the House of Commons on February 11, asking the Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions “if he will review the decision to offer job subsidies for the employment of teenagers as auxiliary workers in lap and pole dancing clubs, strip clubs and in saunas and massage parlours; and if he will make a statement.”
Mactaggart’s written question also asked the Minister “if he will make it his policy not to offer job subsidies for employing teenagers as auxiliary workers in adult entertainment establishments; and if he will make a statement.”
“I do not think parents would welcome this government-sponsored recruitment into the sex industry. ... These are entry-level jobs into a world of gross exploitation and violence,” she later told the Huffington Post UK.