Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's position is on the US State Department's citing of (a) Kuwait, (b) Saudi Arabia, (c) the United Arab Emirates and (d) Qatar for their responsibility for trafficking; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State (the Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Human trafficking is a global crime involving many source, transit and destination countries. We welcome the US State Department's 2005 Trafficking in Persons Report for raising awareness of the problem and seeking to promote action to resolve it. The UK is committed to doing all it can to combat trafficking, including working closely with governments around the world. We encourage those governments cited to increase their efforts to eliminate it.

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