Migrant Workers: Domestic Service

Home Office written question – answered on 15th May 2019.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question HL314 on Migrant Workers: Domestic Service, how many trafficking cases have been confirmed since 2015; and how many of those trafficking cases were linked to people who had previously been issued an overseas domestic worker visa.

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

Data on the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is published regularly by the National Crime Agency, available via the following link:

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/component/finder/search?q=national+referral+mechanism&Itemid=101&Itemid=101

This includes data on how many conclusive grounds decisions are made year-on-year, confirming individuals as victims of modern slavery.

The Home Office does not publish information on the number of confirmed victims of modern slavery who have previously been issued an overseas domestic worker visa.

The Home Office is committed to improving data around victim identification and will continue to review the data it publishes in relation to NRM referrals and victim typology.

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