Human Trafficking

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th October 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much compensation has been paid by the Treasury Solicitor in response to claims on behalf of victims of trafficking in each of the last five years.

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Claims relating to human trafficking can arise in a range of different types of litigation –for example immigration, unlawful detention or claims under Article 4 of the ECHR (prohibition of slavery and forced labour).

The Treasury Solicitor’s Department does not maintain data which would readily enable claims from victims of trafficking to be distinguished from the other claims they handle. To obtain an accurate compensation figure would therefore involve disproportionate cost.

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