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E-scooters and E-bikes: Battery Fires - Question (27 Jun 2023)

Lord Harris of Haringey: ...and not just e-scooters. What steps are the UK Government taking to ensure that we have sufficient supplies of lithium-ion, and are those supply chains from sources that do not involve modern slavery?

Public Bill Committee: Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 1 - Meaning of “victim” (27 Jun 2023)

Edward Argar: ...1 of the Bill and the victims code. Child criminal exploitation is already captured by a number of criminal offences under the Serious Crime Act 2007, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and the Modern Slavery Act 2015. However, as the hon. Member for Rotherham highlighted, in some cases the exploitative conduct may not itself be criminal. The measures in part 1 of the Bill have specifically and...

Illegal Migration Bill: Economic Impact Assessment (27 Jun 2023)

Alison Thewliss: or those left in immigration limbo or the staffing in the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice to deal with this. The Government say that this will save money, because victims of modern slavery will no longer be entitled to support. How despicable. This is an egregious waste of public money in a cost of living crisis, and it fails to recognise the value of human potential. We...

Public Bill Committee: Victims and Prisoners Bill: Clause 1 - Meaning of “victim” (27 Jun 2023)

Sarah Champion: .... The national referral mechanism was mentioned. By moving a person from one side of the street to the other they are trafficked, so they could fall under the national referral mechanism for modern slavery or just be prosecuted. But without a definition, services are not taking a joined-up approach and using the resources already in place. The same arguments about choice and risky...

Scottish Parliament: Illegal Migration Bill (27 Jun 2023)

Emma Roddick: ...considering many of the views that stakeholders put forward. I will share key thoughts with relevant committees of the Scottish Parliament. The summit heard from the former Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, for example, and perhaps the most striking contribution was provided through a video that was created by the Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance. The video was voiced by a...

Justice: Criminal Court Case Backlog (27 Jun 2023)

Mike Freer: My hon. Friend raises a good point. On the roll-out of pre-recorded cross-examination—known as section 28—to victims of sexual and modern slavery offences in all Crown courts in England and Wales, this has been available to children and vulnerable adults since November 2020. It is particularly important with those vulnerable witnesses to ensure that their evidence is taken while it is...

Online Safety Bill - Committee (10th Day) (Continued): Amendments 304E to 304K (22 Jun 2023)

...out “any of the Channel Islands” and insert “the Bailiwick of Guernsey”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment has the effect that the power conferred by section 60(6) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 may be exercised so as to extend to Guernsey (but not Jersey) the amendment of Schedule 4 to that Act made by paragraph 9 of Schedule 14 to the Bill. 304K: Clause 210, page 176,...

Holocaust Memorial - Question (22 Jun 2023)

Lord Clement-Jones: My Lords, I very much share the views of my noble friend Lord Lee and the noble Baroness, Lady Deech, on this out-of-scale proposal, especially in relation to the Buxton anti-slavery memorial. Throughout the process, the Government have refused to publish their assessment of any alternative sites, including some which appear to be eminently suitable, such as the Imperial War Museum—why?...

Business of the House (22 Jun 2023)

Alicia Kearns: ...Solar and Windel Energy are proposing to build a solar plant in Rutland and the Stamford villages. This week, the Planning Inspectorate published my response, but they redacted the words “Modern Slavery Act”, all mentions of the Uyghur and even quotes from the Energy Secretary. On top of that, The Times has reported deeply inappropriate approaches from those companies, asking me to...

2. Questions to the Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip: People Trafficking (21 Jun 2023)

Hannah Blythyn: ...for our colleagues in the police services as well. Like I said before, we do work very closely in partnership, even though it falls within that area that isn't devolved, but we do have a modern slavery division within Welsh Government to address these issues too. We'll certainly do that through our lead PCC—it's currently Jeff Cuthbert—around modern slavery, about how we can make sure...

10. Legislative Consent Motion on the Illegal Migration Bill (20 Jun 2023)

Mark Isherwood: ...circumstances ahead of them reaching adulthood, such as for the purposes of family reunion, or where removal is to a safe country of origin. If someone is identified as a potential victim of modern slavery, the Bill will ensure they're safely returned home or to another safe country. Removal from the UK may be deferred where a person is co-operating with law enforcement agencies in an...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victims (20 Jun 2023)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2023 to Question 158881 on Slavery, what estimate her Department has made of the average number of days taken by (a) Multi-Agency Assurance Panels decision-making (b) second pair of eyes review processes; and what proportion of negative Conclusive Grounds decisions were upheld under these processes for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victims (20 Jun 2023)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2023 to Question 158881 on Slavery, what the average number of days taken to make a (a) full Immigration Enforcement Competent Authority decision including the Single Competent Authority component and (b) Single Competent Authority decision for non IECA cases under the National Referral Mechanism for...

Written Answers — Home Office: Slavery: Victims (20 Jun 2023)

Alistair Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the current average wait time for a decision to be made on a modern slavery case under the National Referral Mechanism.

Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Bricks: Imports (19 Jun 2023)

Lord Johnson of Lainston: ...around 38 thousand tonnes) of bricks from the Global South, of which £4.6 million (around 10 thousand tonnes) were from South Asia. The UK is a leading country in confronting the scourge of modern slavery and committed to working with partners to achieve sustainability in our supply chains. The Modern Slavery Act requires businesses with a turnover of £36m or more to publish modern...

Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill - Second Reading (16 Jun 2023)

Lord Selkirk of Douglas: ...arena. The Roman emperor was astonished to see that the lion refused to kill Androcles, having remembered that he had helped him a great deal. As a result, the Roman emperor pardoned Androcles from slavery and also freed the lion. Surely that compassion and lasting friendship are the noble values that should uphold conservation policies, not bringing pain, death and damage to our precious...

Migration (15 Jun 2023)

Dan Carden: ...she was identified as a potential victim of trafficking. In November 2021, a positive conclusive grounds decision was reached on the case—in other words, she was identified as a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking. The nearly three years of waiting for a decision were difficult for her and her children, not knowing where their future may lie. In February 2022, my office was...

Car Wash Licensing Scheme (Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery) (15 Jun 2023)

Car Wash Licensing Scheme (Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery)

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 139C (14 Jun 2023)

Lord Murray of Blidworth: ...are absolutely committed to taking a long-term approach to this issue. In answer to the noble Lord, Lord German, we certainly appreciate that this is a massive global problem. Work on modern slavery and human trafficking is based on three strategic pillars: prevention, enforcement, and identification and support. I can assure the most reverend Primate that this Government are working...

Illegal Migration Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 139A (14 Jun 2023)

the Bishop of Durham: ...witnessed because they believe that their data will be passed on to immigration officials for the purposes of immigration control. This is especially pertinent for a domestic abuse victim, a modern slavery victim, someone who has been trafficked or someone who has been subject to violence. In the context of this Bill, a lack of safe reporting pathways would be a major hindrance to the...

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