The controversial idea of legalising prostitution and allowing sex workers to operate within designated red-light districts has been revived as a means of tackling one-woman brothels. Legislator Frederick Fung Kin-kee, of the Kowloon West constituency, which includes Jordan, said it was almost impossible to get rid of prostitution. 'I have not seen a place in the world that is prostitution-free. I think one way to deal with it is to properly regulate the business,' said Mr Fung, of the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood. According to a survey by his political group in 2002, about 60 per cent of residents in Sham Shui Po, which is heavily populated by prostitutes, said they wanted a red-light district. 'It was taboo in the past but the sense of values has changed. I am not saying that setting up red-light districts can solve the problem of prostitution. But if that is an option some Hong Kong people would like to consider, why do we not give it a chance?' Democratic Party legislator James To Kun-sun, also of the Kowloon West constituency, doubted if it was a practicable option. Mr To, a Yau Tsim Mong district council member, said residents were unlikely to accept red-light districts in their neighbourhood.