Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority’s budget will be increased for the coming year to reflect its wider remit as expanded by the Immigration Act 2016.

Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the volume of intelligence on potential labour abuse and exploitation received by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority; and whether funding for that authority has been assessed against the volume of that intelligence.

Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Shadow Minister (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to reduce the funding allocated by his Department to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.

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

Funding for the GLAA was increased in 2016/17 and 2017/18 to reflect its wider remit and has been maintained at that level into 2019/20. Funding for future years will be decided as part of the spending review.

It is for the GLAA to determine how best to allocate its resources in the light of the intelligence available to it.

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