New Clause 16 - Offence of child trafficking

Modern Slavery Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 14 October 2014.

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‘(1) Any person who—

(a) recruits, transports, transfers, harbours or receives a child including by exchange or transfer of control over the child, and

(b) knows or ought to know that the purpose of the acts in subsections 8(1)(a) is the exploitation of that child,

commits an offence of human trafficking.

(2) The consent or apparent consent of the child to the acts referenced in subsection 2A(1)(a) or to the exploitation is irrelevant.’—(Diana Johnson.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 10.

Division number 11 Decision Time — New Clause 16 - Offence of child trafficking

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 10 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.