Use of sex workers by UK military personnel

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would be grateful if you would provide me with the following information.

a) Does the Ministry of Defence have procedures for safeguarding vulnerable people from sexual exploitation by military personnel? If so, please provide me with a copy.

b) Does the Ministry of Defence record complaints and / or concerns raised about the use of sex workers by UK military personnel? If so, please advise me how many complaints / concerns were raised with the armed forces and / or Ministry of Defence about the use of sex workers by UK military personnel for each of the years 2011 – 2017.

c) Do military regulations or procedures specifically prohibit the use of sex workers by UK military personnel? Please provide me with a copy of any relevant sections of regulations.

d) Does the Ministry of Defence offer any guidance to commanding officers or other ranks on the use of sex workers by UK military personnel during rest and recreation periods? If so, please provide me with a copy of the relevant guidance.

e) Did Penny Morduant, whilst in office as Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, raise concerns over the issue or risks of sexual misconduct by UK armed forces personnel? If so, please advise me on what dates and provide me with a one sentence summary of the matter of concern.

Thank you for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Paulo Peterson

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would appreciate a response to this request, which is now overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Paulo Peterson

Dear Ministry of Defence,

You have failed to reply to this request for information or my follow up message dated 13 March. As I have seen no evidence to indicate that you have taken any action to deal with this request, I have referred the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office with a complaint against your failure to comply with the requirements of Freedom of Information legislation.

I should be grateful if you would acknowledge receipt of this message.

Yours faithfully,

Paulo Peterson

People-Sec-FOI Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

Dear Paulo Peterson

 

Thank you for your e-mail we can confirm receipt of your message below.

 

Kind Regards

 

Defence People

 

 

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People-Sec-FOI Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

3 Atodiad

Dear Mr Peterson,

 

Thank you for your email of 13 February 2018 requesting information under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

The MOD response is attached.

 

MOD People Secretariat FOI