Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

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

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a Memorandum of Understanding or similar document is in place for the sharing of data obtained by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority with her Department; and if she will make a statement.

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

Section 19 of the Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004 makes provision for the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to share information relating to gangmasters with any person for the purposes of, or for any purpose connected with the exercise of its functions under the Act.

This power is also underpinned by operational protocols that have been developed between relevant departments and agencies.

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