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Home Office written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 1.44 of the 2016 Report of the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Modern Slavery, which six police forces recorded no instances of modern slavery crime in 2015-16.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Modern slavery was introduced as a separate recording category for police recorded crime data in April 2015, covering all forms of human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

At the time of publication of the 2016 report by the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Modern Slavery, six of the 43 territorial police forces had recorded no modern slavery crimes in the year to March 2016: Durham, Dyfed-Powys, Gwent, North Wales, City of London and South Wales. North Wales subsequently submitted revised data showing that the force had recorded 5 modern slavery crimes during this period.

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