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Public Bill Committee: Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill: Examination of Witness ( 5 Sep 2023)

Felicity Buchan: ...your passion. The upcoming procurement legislation will further strengthen our approach to exclude suppliers where there is clear evidence of the involvement of forced labour and other modern slavery practices, such as in Xinjiang. Given that, and given that this Bill will sit in harmony with the Procurement Bill, so there will be the ability to exclude suppliers on modern slavery and...

Illegal Migration Update ( 5 Sep 2023)

Robert Jenrick: ...foreign criminals versus the British public, opposing their removal from this country. The Labour party, including the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr Perkins), opposed our reforms to modern slavery legislation—reforms that were essential in order to remove people from this country expeditiously. While we are getting returns up—as I said in my statement, they have already risen...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill: Examination of Witnesses ( 5 Sep 2023) actually happening there—the eradication of their culture, the imprisonment of people for forced labour and that sort of activity—on that basis, we are essentially talking about modern-day slavery. You will be aware that the Bill will be superseded by modern slavery actions and the UK’s sanctions regime on this. Yes, we do believe that there ought to be accountability from the...

Public Bill Committee: Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill: Examination of Witnesses ( 5 Sep 2023)

Luke Evans: ...of you. Councillor Deering, you said the point around pensions should not be political. In your experience as councillors, how much of an increase have you seen in talk about, for example, previous slavery, the environmental side, Israel and Palestine, China and Russia? How much more of this debate is happening at a local council level, as opposed to 10 years ago? Was this debate happening...

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill: After Clause 46 - Register of members: information to be included and powers to obtain it ( 4 Sep 2023)

Robert Buckland: ...point that the Government amendments have already mitigated the issue about parent companies and the division into subsidiaries—that is welcome. But the threshold has been taken from modern day slavery legislation. What is the separate rationale for that threshold in the context of economic crimes? I have not heard any. Secondly, money laundering is already a criminal offence under the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Refugees: Children ( 1 Aug 2023)

Baroness Barran: ..., are encouraged to consider the full range of support available to looked after children in their areas, including that from community and other organisations. The provisions under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ensure that if there is uncertainty over whether a potential victim of trafficking is a child or an adult, then that person is presumed to be a child and receives the appropriate...

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner: Public Appointments ( 1 Aug 2023)

Baroness Hamwee: To ask His Majesty's Government when they expect to appoint an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants: English Channel (31 Jul 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...made to the National Referral Mechanism if indicators are noted. In the case of children, a safety plan is put in place by social services, whilst adults identified as potential victims of modern slavery are entitled to care and support provided by the Salvation Army. There has been a significant increase in the numbers of young people making unnecessary and dangerous journeys to the UK....

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Northern Ireland (24 Jul 2023)

Sarah Dines: ...attend the group in observer capacity in the absence of NI Executive Ministers. Further, the Home Office engages regularly with officials in the Northern Ireland Department of Justice on modern slavery, as well as hosts quarterly meetings on modern slavery between senior Home Office officials and representatives of the devolved administrations.

Business of the House (20 Jul 2023)

Carolyn Harris: The UN protocol on trafficking, which has been ratified by the UK, states that a victim of modern slavery does not need to have been physically transported during the course of their exploitation. The UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, however, requires physical transportation for it to be a human trafficking offence. Under UK law, perpetrators of this heinous crime would receive a far more...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Prosecutions (20 Jul 2023)

Edward Argar: We recently published a process evaluation of the implementation of the pre-recorded cross-examination special measure (also known as section 28) for complainants of sexual and modern slavery offences on This was a qualitative evaluation which explored witness and practitioner views and experiences of section 28 to understand whether the provision was working as intended. Ministry of...

Planning and Solar Farms — [Caroline Nokes in the Chair] (19 Jul 2023)

Alicia Kearns: from goods that are produced by Uyghur slaves, yet we have done nothing. Consequently, we are now a dumping ground for goods made with Uyghur slave labour, making a mockery of our modern slavery laws and the vote in this House to declare the persecution of the Uyghurs a genocide. From June to November 2022, over 1,000 shipments of solar panels from China were seized by the United...

Written Answers — Home Office: Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner (18 Jul 2023)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has appointed an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Illegal Migration Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion F1 (as an amendment to Motion F) (17 Jul 2023)

the Archbishop of Canterbury: ...account—not just this Executive but future ones. It diminishes our leadership. I shall not repeat what the noble Lord, Lord Coaker, said, but he was right in everything he said about the Modern Slavery Act, as was the former Prime Minister today and as she has spoken over the past weeks, publicly and privately. It also diminishes our flexibility. This Bill pins everything down; it does...

Illegal Migration Bill - Commons Reasons: Motion F (17 Jul 2023)

...House do not insist on its Amendment 56B, to which the Commons have disagreed for their Reason 56C. 56C: Because the Bill already makes sufficient provision to enable a potential victim of modern slavery to remain in the UK where the Secretary of State considers it necessary for the person to do so for the purpose of cooperating with a public authority which is investigating their exploitation.

Illegal Migration Bill: Clause 1 - Introduction (17 Jul 2023)

Diana R. Johnson: ...very quickly, I am pleased that the Lords have sent back amendments so that we can look again and consider the unintended consequences of parts of the Bill. I will speak to the amendments on modern slavery. Evidence presented to the Home Affairs Committee revealed the urgent need to open up more escape routes for trafficking victims, including ending the current industrial-scale sexual...

Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking: Exploitation (17 Jul 2023)

Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 2.2.11 of the UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery, how much funding was provided for prevention work to raise awareness of the risks and signs of sexual exploitation among users of Adult Services Websites; which organisations received that funding; and if she will publish the (a) results and (b) evaluation of...

Written Answers — Home Office: Prostitution: Internet (17 Jul 2023)

Chris Philp: explore a set of voluntary principles to counter exploitation on their sites. The principles will encourage adult service websites to take reasonable and practical steps to prevent modern slavery and exploitation on their platforms and work collaboratively with law enforcement. The voluntary principles are still under development and will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Home Office: Offenders: Deportation (17 Jul 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: up removals directly from prison. Ringfenced resource has been put in place to improve collaboration with Asylum and with the Immigration Enforcement Competent Authority, who consider Modern Slavery claims. There is a wider strategy for improvement in Management Information being delivered as part of the transition to a new immigration caseworking system, including new workflow...

Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: International Game Technology: National Lottery (13 Jul 2023)

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment of International Game Technology's adherence to modern slavery rules in its supply chains in relation to the running of the National Lottery.

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