Backbench bid to outlaw essay mills in England and Wales launched

Lord Storey’s private member’s bill would make it illegal to provide or to advertise contract cheating services. Times Higher Education reports.

Some territories have already moved to outlaw essay mills, including New Zealand and several US states. The Republic of Ireland has proposed similar legislation.

Lord Storey told Times Higher Education that the problem of essay mills was “clearly getting worse, and the only way it is going to be curtailed is by legislation”.

“You can have voluntary codes and alert students to the dangers, but these companies are there to make profits off the back of young people, and they prey on them,” he said.

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