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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport) 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

In the very city where William Wilberforce led the fight against slavery, P&O Ferries is employing Portuguese and Polish crews on £1.83 an hour. The deck crew are required to work five months on. British ratings earn about £35,000 a year and are required to do two weeks on, two weeks off. Could we have a debate on this really important issue? I think this is slavery.