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Prostitutes' Cardsthe object of legislation specifically designed to prevent the placing of advertisements relating to prostitution in or in the immediate vicinity of a public telephone box with the intention that it should come to the attention of others (Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001). Prostitution is assumed to cover all types of sexual services offered for reward. An advertisement will be considered an advertisement relating to prostitution if it is for the services of a male or female prostitute or if it indicates that such services are available at particular premises. An advertisement is to be presumed to be an advertisement for prostitution where a reasonable person would consider it to be one. A public telephone is any telephone in a public place that is made available for the use by the public or a section of the public and includes any structure such as a box, shelter or hood which it is located in or attached to. A ‘public place’ is one to which the public have access or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise. However the definition of public place excludes places to which children under 16 are not permitted to have access or places which are wholly or mainly residential.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006