Slavery

Home Office written question – answered on 24th November 2014.

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Photo of Jason McCartney Jason McCartney Conservative, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what process she plans that businesses will report exploitation in their supply chains as a result of the Modern Slavery Bill.

Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Businesses required to comply with the transparency in supply chains provision, now included in the Modern Slavery Bill, will be required to publish their annual slavery and trafficking statement on their website. They must also include a link to the slavery and human trafficking statement in a prominent place on their website’s homepage.

Where a business uncovers slavery or trafficking in their supply chains they will be encouraged to report their concerns or findings to the relevant authorities in that jurisdiction. The statutory guidance to support businesses

in understanding what kinds of information they may wish to include in any slavery and trafficking statement may include guidance on reporting concerns.

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