Slavery

Department for International Development written question – answered on 25th November 2014.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the implication for its policies of the figure in the Global Slavery Index of 0.5 per cent of the world's population living as slaves.

Photo of Desmond Swayne Desmond Swayne The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Modern slavery affects people from all over the world, including here in the United Kingdom. This Government is committed to stamping out this abhorrent crime, building on the UK’s strong track record in supporting victims and fighting the perpetrators.

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