Human Trafficking: Detainees

Home Office written question – answered on 14th October 2015.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Labour/Co-operative, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking have been detained in the last five years.

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

Individuals who have been identified as victims of trafficking by the competent authorities are normally considered suitable for detention in only very exceptional circumstances, which include cases where there is a risk of public harm. This data is not collected centrally and accurate figures are not available. Once a person is detained their continued detention remains under review by the Home Office at least at monthly intervals, and earlier in response to any change of circumstances that might have a material effect on their detention.

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