The government has said that placing advertisements for sex-related "jobs" will no longer be permitted in Jobcentres.

Chris Grayling, the Minister for Employment, said that advertisements for pole dancers, lap dancers, strippers, web-cam performers, topless barmaids and such like would not be permitted as job-seekers may feel pressurised into taking whatever jobs are on offer when they visit government-run Jobcentres.

Grayling said, "It's absolutely wrong that the government advertises jobs that could support the exploitation of people. We've taken immediate action today to stop certain adult entertainment vacancies from being advertised through Jobcentre Plus.

"We shouldn't put vulnerable people in an environment where they're exposed to these types of jobs and could feel under pressure to work in the sex industry."

Grayling added that establishments such as lap-dancing clubs would still be able to advertise for jobs such as cleaners and bar-staff through Jobcentres but could not do so for positions that involved the workers providing "sexual stimulation" for others.

Vacancies in the "sex industry" were not permitted to be advertised in Jobcentres until 2003 when Ann Summers won a High Court case allowing it to advertise available jobs.