Clause 10 - Slavery and trafficking reparation orders: supplementary provision

Modern Slavery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 9 September 2014.

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Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 10:15, 9 September 2014

I beg to move amendment 5, in clause 10, page 6, line 34, leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

“(d) the reference in section 133(3)(c)(iii) to a slavery and trafficking reparation order under section 8 were to a compensation order under section 130 of that Act;”

This amendment is consequential on the amendment to section 133(3)(c) of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 made by paragraph 9D of Schedule 4 (as inserted by amendment 25).

Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments 25 and 26.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Bill introduces important provisions in clauses 8, 9 and 10 to ensure that victims can receive reparations directly from their trafficker or enslaver for the abuse and suffering they have endured. Bespoke slavery and trafficking reparation orders send out a clear signal that those who seek to make a profit by using others as a commodity will not only be prosecuted, but will need to compensate their victims from their ill-gotten gains. I am grateful that the Committee has agreed to clauses 8 and 9, and I look forward to debating the related provisions in clause 10.

These consequential amendments relate to the setting up of slavery and trafficking reparation orders. They will ensure that existing legislation that makes provision in relation to compensation orders makes similar provision in relation to slavery and trafficking reparation orders. The legislation being amended includes the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000, the Administration of Justice Act 1970, the Criminal Justice Act 1991, the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997, the Courts Act 2003, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 and the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013.

Amendment 5 agreed to.

Clause 10, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.