Slavery

Home Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many positive conclusive grounds decisions were made in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many positive conclusive grounds decisions in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking were made in respect of UK nationals in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

Photo of Carolyn Harris Carolyn Harris Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,how many positive conclusive grounds decisions were made concerning nationals of EU members states other than the UK in (a) 2016 and (b) 2017.

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

The table below shows the conclusive grounds decision outcomes for potential victims of modern slavery referred in to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in 2016 and between January and June 2017. The NRM is the process that identifies and supports victims of modern slavery. The decision outcomes data are correct as of 10 November 2017.

Year of Referral

Nationality of Potential Victim

Positive CG

Negative CG

Pending CG

Other Outcome (Suspended, Withdrawn, Negative RG, RG Pending)

Total

2016

UK

284

17

9

16

326

EU (non-UK)

362

77

26

145

610

Other

429

530

1205

704

2868

Total

1075

624

1240

865

3804

2017 (Jan-Jun)

UK

117

7

165

18

307

EU (non-UK)

91

16

87

76

270

Other

63

64

1200

455

1782

Total

271

87

1452

549

2359

The Government has announced reforms to the NRM to improve the identification and support for victims of modern slavery. These reforms include the creation of a single, expert unit in the Home Office to handle all cases referred to the NRM and decision about whether someone is a victim of modern slavery. This will replace the current case management units in the National rime Agency and the UK Visa and Immigration and will be separate from the immigration system. In addition, a multi-agency panel will be set up to monitor and quality assure negative decisions.

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