Slavery

Home Office written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to establish the EU forum on vulnerable workers proposed in her Department's Modern Slavery Strategy launched in November 2014; and if she will make a statement.

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

The Government, with the support of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, is working with various bodies across the EU to strengthen links to tackle worker exploitation. As a precursor to establishing the EU forum, the GLA are mapping

all the current bodies and inspectorates across the EU that may identify vulnerable workers and identifying complementary and overlapping interests to support greater co-ordination across the EU.

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