Slavery

Home Office written question – answered on 26th September 2018.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of modern slavery are resident in the UK.

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

Assessing the true scale of modern slavery in the UK is problematic given the hidden nature of the crime. Current Home Office estimates place the number of victims of modern slavery between 10,000-13,000 in the UK.

The most recent assessment of the nature and scale of modern slavery is the 2017 annual report, which quotes this figure. A link to the 2017 report can be found https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery.pdf

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