By Kate Dennett For Mailonline
Published: 13:18 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 13:22 BST, 3 September 2020
A coalition party in Holland is calling for paid sex to be banned in a move that would be detrimental to Amsterdam's red light district.
The Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) have revived the debate to make paying for sex a punishable offence after presenting a proposal to cabinet.
The proposal, submitted by CDA MP Anne Kuik, is being debated today in Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, Dutch News reported.
Ban of paid sex will be debated by cabinet in Netherlands today after Christian Democratic Appeal called for it to become a punishable offence (pictured, Amsterdam's red light district)
CDA MP Anne Kuik submitted a proposal to cabinet to ban paid sex, which is being debated today in Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament
Kuik told AD newspaper: 'Most prostitutes would not actually want to have sex with the man in front of them. But it still happens, because it is paid.
'So consent is bought, the woman is a product. That is no longer possible in these modern times.'
MPs will also discuss an initiative from Christian youth movement Exxpose to curb prostitution, which has more than 50,000 signatures.
One of Europe's biggest brothels has filed for bankruptcy after being unable to operate for months due to coronavirus restrictions.
German daily Express reported that the Pascha brothel in Cologne had used up all of its financial reserves paying