Clause 55 — Trafficking people for exploitation
Phil Woolas (Minister of State (the North West), Home Office; Oldham East and Saddleworth, Labour)
Time is limited. I undertake to answer the specific questions on Third Reading, if I catch your eye then, Madam Deputy Speaker. With regard to the research that has been published, let me be clear that it is based on interviews with people who have been caught, convicted and imprisoned. It is therefore evidence that the system was working, whatever the response from the interviewees in that research, which is, in any event, now out of date.
Very briefly, the spirit of amendment 26 is well intentioned. We agree with it, but we have problems with the wording. On amendment 24 dealing with statistics on children in detention, I hope to explain the progress that has been made in regard to this important area-
Debate interrupted (Programme Order,
Amendment 26 negatived.
The Deputy Speaker then put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of business to be concluded at that time (