Gangmasters: Licensing

Home Office written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of The Bishop of Derby The Bishop of Derby Bishop

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a requirement for the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to ensure that gangmasters have a Disclosure and Barring Service check as part of the licence application process.

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

The Government has no current plans to introduce a requirement for a Disclosure and Barring Service check in the Gangmasters Licensing Authority licence application. A public consultation on the role of the GLA in labour market enforcement was published on 13 October and invites views on operation of the licensing regime.

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