Gangmasters

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd June 2009.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many successful prosecutions have been brought by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since its inception; and what fines and other penalties were ordered to be paid.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) , Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (and Deputy Chief Whip)

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has carried out two successful prosecutions, both for operating as a gangmaster without a licence. In May 2008, a labour provider from Perth in Scotland was sentenced to 18 months probation and 140 hours community service for operating as a gangmaster without a licence and in May 2009 an Edinburgh recruitment firm was sentenced to a fine of £2001.

1 Figures obtained from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority

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