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8. Legislative Consent Motion on the Procurement Bill ( 4 Jul 2023)

Rebecca Evans: ...awarded to unsuitable suppliers. For example, we would not want public contracts being awarded to suppliers who have been convicted of offences such as corporate manslaughter, terrorism or modern slavery. For a debarment regime to work effectively, there needs to be one debarment list for the UK. It is important that all contracting authorities have one register detailing suppliers who...

Public Bill Committee: Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 12 - Duty to collaborate in exercise of victim support functions ( 4 Jul 2023)

Stewart Hosie: ...) fraud.” This amendment would extend the duty to collaborate to include victim support services for victims of fraud. Amendment 82, in clause 12, page 10, line 22, at end insert— “(d) modern slavery.” This amendment would extend the duty to collaborate to include victim support services for victims of modern slavery.

Public Bill Committee: Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 12 - Duty to collaborate in exercise of victim support functions ( 4 Jul 2023)

Edward Argar: ...North, and for Rotherham, for their amendments, which seek to expand the duty to collaborate so that under that duty, support services must be provided to victims of fraud, victims of modern slavery and child victims. The duty to collaborate will require local commissioning bodies such as police and crime commissioners, local authorities and integrated care boards in England to work...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victims ( 4 Jul 2023)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2023 to Question 188925, if she will make it her policy to publish data on (a) the proportion of negative conclusive grounds decisions upheld under the Multi-Agency Assurance Panels process and (b) the time taken to uphold a decision; and if he will make a statement.

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill ( 3 Jul 2023)

Felicity Buchan: ...robust action. The exceptions in this Bill, alongside the exclusion grounds in the Procurement Bill, will keep suppliers involved in labour market misconduct, including human trafficking and modern slavery, no matter where they are in the world, out of public sector supply chains. We have already discussed the point on the occupied territories and the Golan Heights. The amendment claims...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendment 110 ( 3 Jul 2023)

...will not be detained or removed before they get the opportunity to submit an application to the NRM and have it duly considered. Amendment 110 agreed. Clause 28: Disapplication of modern slavery provisions

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (2nd Day): Amendments 90 to 94 ( 3 Jul 2023)

...get the opportunity to submit an application to the NRM and have it duly considered. 91: Clause 21, page 26, line 16, leave out paragraph (b) and insert—“(b) that person is or may be a modern slavery survivor, save where the exceptions set out in section 21(3) apply.”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment, with others in the name of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, seek to amend the...

Written Answers — Home Office: Undocumented Migrants ( 3 Jul 2023)

Robert Jenrick: .... Alongside our landmark Illegal Migration Bill, we are working more closely with international partners, including France; dismantling Organised Immigration Crime gangs; ending spurious modern slavery claims; and reforming our asylum system.

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victims ( 3 Jul 2023)

Afzal Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support victims of modern slavery.

Fighting Fraud (Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (30 Jun 2023)

Viscount Waverley: ...suspect activity, alongside a central social media monitoring tool to alert people to fraud attempts. I suggest encouraging companies to incorporate anti-fraud measures, as is the case with modern slavery and anti-bribery, and an expert asset recovery unit to recover assets in civil fraud cases, along with enabling private funds to help sponsor anti-fraud activity. Two examples of...

Public Bill Committee: Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 5 - Effect of non-compliance (29 Jun 2023)

Anna McMorrin: ...week’s evidence session that the clause would increase the powers and authority of the Victims’ Commissioner in line with those of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner, who is the most recent commissioner to be granted that power. The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 gives the Domestic Abuse Commissioner specific...

UK: Violence Against Women and Girls - Motion to Take Note (29 Jun 2023)

Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe: ...women and girls in the UK is not only unacceptable but frightening. Such violence covers a depressingly long roll-call of crime types, including domestic abuse, stalking and harassment, modern slavery and human trafficking, rape and sexual offences—which show a particularly large increase—spiking, child sex abuse and exploitation, female genital mutilation, adult sexual exploitation...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day) (Continued): Amendment 49 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Stroud: ...tabled by my noble friend Lady Mobarik. As we have heard, the abolition of child detention in 2014 was one of the landmark achievements of our Conservative Government. Along with the Modern Slavery Act, it was a major step forward in the protection of the most vulnerable in our society. The arguments for this amendment have already been made, so I will keep my remarks short, but I want to...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 14 (28 Jun 2023)

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: ...might be allowed to start in the asylum process would significantly weaken deterrence. That seems to be the principal argument against today’s amendments—even, astonishingly, against the modern slavery amendment a few moments ago. The Government should perhaps read their own impact assessment, in which paragraph 31 says: “The academic consensus is that there is little to no evidence...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 12 (28 Jun 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: The NRM process requires the gathering of evidence and input from the party, so it is not down entirely to Home Office resourcing issues. The appointment of the new Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner is at an advanced stage, and I am sure that once appointed they will want to monitor closely the impact of these provisions. In relation to my noble friend’s amendments, I repeat the...

Holocaust Memorial Bill (28 Jun 2023)

Edward Leigh: ...could be aesthetically pleasing, dynamic and express the whole issue in powerful terms. I am conscious of the superb monuments that we already have in the park, which, for instance, detail anti-slavery. This country led the world campaign against the slave trade, and the Buxton memorial explains that campaign powerfully in an aesthetically beautiful way. There is also the superb Rodin...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 6 (28 Jun 2023)

Baroness Meacher: given special protection and assistance. Unaccompanied children seeking asylum in this country, as noble Lords know, will have escaped from the most appalling persecution, trafficking, modern slavery and other abominable experiences. The current Government are putting the reputation of this country at risk for years to come if they insist on rejecting Amendment 10 and others that seek...

Illegal Migration Bill - Report (1st Day): Amendment 1 (28 Jun 2023)

Lord Hope of Craighead: ...the way the convention rights are currently protected. This is a matter of particular concern given the extent to which the Bill affects so many people, including children and the victims of modern slavery, who are extremely vulnerable to government action. As I said last time, they are being sent into a desperate kind of no man’s land where the ordinary protections we enjoy are being...

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Clothing: Manufacturing Industries (28 Jun 2023)

Kevin Hollinrake: HMRC enforces the National Minimum Wage on behalf of the Department for Business and Trade. Where HMRC identify other risks such as potential Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking, HMRC will make referrals to the bodies with the powers to investigate. Similarly, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will respond to intelligence about unsafe working practices that they receive from a variety of...

Illegal Migration Bill: Economic Impact Assessment - Commons Urgent Question (27 Jun 2023)

Lord German: ...the impact on the budget of not having the third countries to remove people to, with people having to remain in limbo. It also does not measure the impact on children and the victims of modern slavery, who are not able to obtain protection and support. In essence, this impact assessment has more holes than a Gruyère cheese. Are the Government diverting resources from reducing the backlog...

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