Modern Slavery (Amendment) Bill [HL] - First Reading

– in the House of Lords at 12:51 pm on 15th June 2021.

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A Bill to prohibit the falsification of slavery and human trafficking statements; to establish minimum standards of transparency in supply chains in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking; to prohibit companies using supply chains which fail to demonstrate minimum standards of transparency; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was introduced by Lord Alton of Liverpool, read a first time and ordered to be printed.

Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

My Lords, I declare a non-pecuniary interest as a trustee of the charity Arise Foundation, which combats modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Sitting suspended.