Human Trafficking

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th May 2014.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Solicitor-General 11:30 am, 13th May 2014

My hon. Friend has raised this issue before, and it is very important. The new National Crime Agency has a focus on organised crime gangs at a regional, national and international level. The Crown Prosecution Service has officials in other countries working to strengthen capacity and ensure that prosecutions are properly evidenced. Joint investigation teams are an important feature. On 9 April at the Vatican, the Home Secretary set up the Santa Marta group, which is a group of senior enforcement officers from across Europe and the world. This was highly praised by Cardinal Parolin of the Vatican and by the United Nations.