Trafficking of Women

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Minister for Women – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Anthony Steen Anthony Steen Conservative, Totnes 10:30 am, 7th June 2007

I was just limbering up for it. Is the Minister aware that we need to encourage women who have been trafficked to come forward and give evidence against their traffickers? Bearing in mind that there have been only 30 convictions of traffickers in this country over the last four years, does she agree that a longer reflection period—in France, Germany and Holland, it is 90 days—would encourage more women to come forward, which they are not doing at the moment?