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Business: Human Rights

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 19th October 2012.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Labour, Wigan

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to require companies to map supply chains as part of the Government's strategy on business and human rights.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

The UN Guiding Principles emphasised the importance of supply chains as an area of potential human rights vulnerability. The Government are working to ensure that the UK strategy on business and human rights gives similar weight to supply chain issues as do the Guiding Principles, including questions of business due diligence regarding human rights risks.

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