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Migrant Workers: Latin America

Home Office written question – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle labour exploitation of nationals of Latin American countries living in the UK.

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

The Government is committed tackling labour exploitation. Through the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Immigration Act 2016 we have given law enforcement bodies stronger powers to tackle labour exploitation.

Law enforcement agencies continue to work closely to investigate all reported cases of labour exploitation, which can involve different communities in the UK, including nationals of Latin American countries.

We recently published our Annual Modern Slavery Report for 2019, which sets out work that has been undertaken over the last year to tackle modern slavery in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2019-uk-annual-report-on-modern-slavery.

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