Slavery

Home Office written question – answered on 16th July 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the guidance to businesses on what to include within their slavery and trafficking statements will be published.

Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, when the secondary legislation setting the turnover threshold for businesses will be laid before Parliament.

Photo of Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Baroness Kennedy of Cradley Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, what progress has been made on plans to set up a central website on which businesses can lodge their slavery and trafficking statements.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Home Department

The transparency in supply chains consultation ended on 7 May 2015, and we received 181 responses. We are considering those responses carefully and will publish the Government’s response shortly. The statutory guidance will be developed in consultation with business partners during summer 2015 and published to coincide with commencement of the provision which we expect to be later this year. Responses to the consultation included suggestions on the development of a central website to hold the slavery and trafficking statements and we are exploring options for delivering this.

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