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Human Trafficking

Home Department written question – answered on 16th June 2011.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Solicitor General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been employed by the UK Human Trafficking Centre in each of the last five years.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

The UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) was created in 2008 and was hosted by South Yorkshire police until it became part of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) on 1 April 2010.

As at 31 March 2011 the number of people employed to work in the UKHTC in each year that it has been in operation is as follows:

Financial year Number of employees as at 31 March of each year
2008-09 (1)25
2009-10 (1)25
2010-11 (2)37
(1 )These figures show the number of people employed by South Yorkshire police to work in the UKHTC and do not include secondees from SOCA, UKBA or other agencies. The figures also exclude contractors who may have been employed by South Yorkshire police to work for UKHTC on a temporary basis. (2 )35 of the 37 employees were SOCA staff and two were UKBA staff on attachment. These figures do not include additional resources which UKHTC, as a part of SOCA, can draw on when required. The UKHTC is further supported by partners in the public, private and charity sectors.

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