Stringfellow tackles MPs on lap-dancing

PETER STRINGFELLOW is at the House of Commons today to try to persuade the government to abandon plans to tighten up the rules on lap-dancing clubs.

“I’m facing a militant feminist lobby against adult entertainment, but true feminists should be on the side of our dancers,” said Stringfellow, whose Stringfellows and Angels clubs both feature lap-dancers.

“If we want to get the economy moving we don’t need more red tape in my clubs.”

Currently, lap-dancing clubs come under the same licensing laws as ordinary bars and pubs, but the government have plans to impose the stricter rules used for sex shops and out and out strip clubs.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith looks to be on the other side of the debate.

“If I were a business person and I were wanting to make the best impression on clients, who presumably are female as well as male, I do think it’s a bit bizarre that you would take them to a lapdancing club,” she said.