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Website's lap-dancing advice

An urgent investigation is underway into how a Welsh Government backed website included links to advice on starting escort and lap-dancing businesses.

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Investigation into Welsh Govt 'lap dancing advice'

First Minister Carwyn Jones has ordered a full investigation into allegations that a Welsh Government-supported website offered young people advice that included:

  • How to set up your own escort agency
  • How to set up your own lap dancing club
  • How to become a stripper

He was told in the Senedd that links to factsheets on all three topics had appeared on the Big Ideas Wales website, which aims to help young people start their own businesses.

These are legal enterprises but are they the kind of aspirational career opportunities that the Welsh Government should be actively promoting to young people?

– Eluned Parrott, Liberal Democrat AM for South Wales Central

No. I was made aware of this some 10 minutes before I came into the chamber. I will ensure that there is a full investigation into how this happened.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM

Links to the factsheets are not currently available on the Big Ideas Wales website

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