Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] - Second Reading

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:34 pm on 8th September 2017.

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Photo of Lord McColl of Dulwich Lord McColl of Dulwich Conservative 4:34 pm, 8th September 2017

My Lords, I say a very big thank you to everyone who has taken part in the debate, which I found inspiring, moving and encouraging. I thank the Minister for her warm words and encouragement, and look forward to the publication of the evaluation of the NRM pilot scheme. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Anderson, for his gracious acceptance of my reassurances regarding the possibility of abuse of the provisions. I finish with a word of thanks to the many charities that have given me advice, information and encouragement, and which share the stories of some of the victims. I applaud the work they are doing, caring so diligently for these victims, including filling in the gaps in our publicly funded provision.

I commend the Bill to the House and ask your Lordships to give it a Second Reading.

Bill read a second time and committed to a Committee of the Whole House.