Clause 23 - Slavery and trafficking risk orders

Part of Modern Slavery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 9 September 2014.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East 3:15, 9 September 2014

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment 79, in clause 23, page 17, line 40, after first “a” insert “sufficiently serious”

Amendment 87, in clause 23, page 18, line 2, at end insert—

‘(2A) An order will be “necessary” for the purposes of subsection (2)(b) where—

(a) there is insufficient evidence to bring a prosecution, but there is clear evidence of future risk of commission of trafficking or slavery offences,

(b) the defendant(s) have been convicted of offences linked to trafficking or slavery overseas (but not an equivalent overseas offence under section 17(4)) and where there is evidence of a future risk of offending involving slavery or trafficking,

(c) the defendant(s) have been charged, but not convicted of a slavery or trafficking offence, and protection from the risk of the commission of a slavery or trafficking offence cannot be achieved by bail conditions alone, or

(d) the defendant(s) are part of or affiliated with a group or organisation engaged in slavery or trafficking offences and whose core offenders are currently being prosecuted.”