Labour’s Manukau East MP Ross Robertson wants the Local Government and Environment Select Committee to issue an interim report on the progress of the prostitution bill he sponsored through Parliament.
The Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill would let Auckland Council make a bylaw banning street prostitution in specified areas.
Prostitution in a brothel would still be allowed in those areas.
Robertson wants the committee’s report released before the election.
“We are dealing with a long-standing issue and as the local MP I have been working with the Auckland Council, the Prostitutes Collective, the Manukau police and the local boards.