Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

Home Office written question – answered on 16th November 2017.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that the recruitment policies of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority board will include trade union experience as a desirable competence for future board members; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with trade unions on the effectiveness of the board of the Gamgmasters and Labour Abuse Authority; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons the Board of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority does not include any members with recent trade union experience.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Board of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is constituted under The Gangmasters (Licensing Authority) Regulations 2015. Recruitment to the Board follows a fair and open process in line with the Government’s code of practice on public appointments.

Anyone with relevant experience and ability to contribute to the GLAA Board, including those with trade union experience, is able to apply to recruitment rounds.

The Department has not discussed the effectiveness of the GLAA Board with trade union representatives.

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