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08-02-2010, 06:45 AM #1
Strippers and lapdancer ads to be banned
A ban on using Jobcentres to advertise for strippers and lapdancers is expected to be announced this week.
Adult industry job adverts have been allowed in jobcentres since 2003, when lingerie chain Ann Summers won a legal fight to advertise for shop staff.
But the government is now expected to plan a change in the law to prevent another court battle.
The new ban is expected to apply only to so-called performance jobs, and not to adult industry shop or bar staff.
A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions said it would make an announcement in "due course".
However, he refused to confirm or deny any of the details.
The ban is expected as the coalition government responds to a consultation set up by the former Labour administration.
Figures show that Jobcentres advertised more than 350 jobs in the sex industry in 2008.