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Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 July 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...in Supply Chains Act or the private Member’s Bill that was unfortunately talked out in this House. What amendments should we table to enable the Bill to deal with the international aspects of human trafficking and slavery in a manner akin to Wilberforce’s aspirations 200 years ago?

Public Bill Committee: Modern Slavery Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 July 2014)

Michael Connarty: May I follow up? You said, Dr Reed, that it would be enough. There has been quite a bit of evidence, from Luis CdeBaca, the US ambassador at large on human trafficking, for example, and others, that it requires something much stronger—something like the California Act. That is quite clearly a mandatory imposition on companies to audit and report on their supply chains. Others argue that...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...key issues were so thin and poor that they had to be exposed, as I think they were in the speech made by my hon. Friend the Member for Slough. On the question of whether there should be a specific crime of trafficking children, which I will come to later, I think that the strength lies with the Joint Committee, not with the Bill before us. I want to talk first about the thanks we owe...

Modern Slavery Bill (8 July 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...of victims universally. ECPAT has written at length about the victims in its submission on the Bill. I will quote from it because it is a distillation of many years of work and advice to us: “ECPAT UK’s work with trafficked children over the past decade has seen us campaign tirelessly for a system of legal guardianship in order to protect the best interests of children and...

Bill Presented — Modern Slavery Bill: Home Affairs (10 June 2014)

Michael Connarty: ...Committee of both Houses and all parties—including the Cross Benchers—that considered the draft Bill. I hope that the Bill has been improved by our proposals. I am pleased that we will have legislation on human trafficking and modern slavery, but it must be measured against what we aspire to see after 10 weeks of evidence-gathering, as set out in the Joint Committee’s...

Backbench Business — Modern-day Slavery (5 December 2013)

Michael Connarty: ...will find that the perpetrators change. It is a matter that every Government will have to deal with. The decade of work commenced when Anthony Steen, who has been mentioned often, took an interest in the trafficking of Roma children, who were trained to thieve on Southeastern trains and on the underground. There were large numbers of them, and they were clearly organised. They were all...

Backbench Business — Modern-day Slavery (5 December 2013)

Michael Connarty: ...that if the Bill became law, it would need to contain a framework to deal with events such as the Olympics, or the Commonwealth games in Glasgow, which represent a truly attractive opportunity for human traffickers to profit and prosper. I understand that there is a proposal—the Minister may correct me—that the UK anti-slavery Bill will contain a better definition of the crime....

Written Answers — Justice: Salvation Army (1 November 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of human trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation Army in August 2013; in which (i) region, (ii) county and (iii) parliamentary constituency each of the suspected victims was found; and which agency referred each case to the scheme.

Written Answers — Justice: Salvation Army (29 August 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding he is providing for identified victims of human trafficking after they have exited the Salvation Army Trafficking Support Scheme.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (5 July 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department allocated in 2012-13 and has allocated in 2014-15 for (a) research into the prevention of human trafficking and (b) rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking.

Written Answers — Home Department: COE Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (24 June 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of which provisions of the Council of Europe convention on action against trafficking in human beings are (a) being complied with and (b) not being complied with by the UK, by Government Department.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (24 June 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the obligations set out in the EU anti-human trafficking directive have been implemented; and when she plans to implement the others.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (23 April 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2013, Official Report, column 1147W, on human trafficking, if she will list the Government Departments and agencies involved in work to combat human trafficking; and how much each department and agency spent on such work in each of the last three years for which information is available.

Written Answers — Justice: Human Trafficking (15 April 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider re-labelling offences as aggravated where human trafficking is involved.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (10 April 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cross-Government expenditure was on combating human trafficking and modern day slavery in 2011-12; and what the estimated expenditure is for 2012-13.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Supply Chain Management (21 March 2013)

Michael Connarty: I thank the Minister for that reply. We found out yesterday in a press release that businesses are being urged to sign a human trafficking charter. That came not from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills but from the Home Office. It appears that the Minister for Immigration is taking over the responsibilities of Business, Innovation and Skills Ministers. He is proposing that...

Written Answers — International Development: Developing Countries: Human Trafficking (14 March 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects her Department is funding to tackle human trafficking; in which countries any such projects are based; and what amount of funding for what duration is given by her Department to these projects.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking Ministerial Group (14 March 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Inter-departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking met in each of the last three years; which Ministers attended these meetings; and when the group is next due to meet.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (12 March 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which shelters for victims of human trafficking the Minister for Immigration has visited since his appointment; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Home Department: Human Trafficking (11 March 2013)

Michael Connarty: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings of the Joint Strategic Group on Human Trafficking have taken place to date; and which non-governmental organisations and Ministers attended each such meeting.

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