Woman MP demands hookers for troops
A top female politician in Holland wants Dutch prostitutes sent abroad with the troops to help them relax.india Updated: Oct 27, 2006 12:45 IST
A top female politician ín Holland wants Dutch prostitutes sent abroad with the troops to help them relax.
Annemarie Jorritsma, a politician for the centre-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the mayor of the town of Almere, went on national Dutch TV to demand the 'extra benefits' for soldiers.
She added: "The army must think about how their soldiers can let off some steam."
The ideas has been backed by the Dutch sex workers union which said it thought the idea had some merit.
But an unnamed military spokesman, quoted in the 'Volkskrant' newspaper, expressed reservations.
He said: "I don't think my wife would like the idea very much."
There are currently around 2,000 Dutch soldiers stationed outside of the Netherlands, the majority in either Afghanistan and Bosnia.