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Slavery: Car Washes

Attorney General written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Steven Baker Steven Baker Conservative, Wycombe

To ask the Attorney General, how many cases have been brought by the Director of Public Prosecutions in respect of modern slavery at hand car washes; and how many convictions there have been as a result of those cases.

Photo of Michael Ellis Michael Ellis The Solicitor-General

The data published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) shows the number of defendants prosecuted for offences of human trafficking for all forms of exploitation. To obtain details on the number of defendants prosecuted for offences relating to exploitation at hand-car washes would require a manual examination of individual case files to be undertaken at a disproportionate cost.

The table below shows the number of defendants prosecuted in cases flagged as human trafficking offences in England and Wales from 2015/16 to September 2019.

Convictions

Non-Convictions

Total

Volume

%

Volume

%

2015 - 16

192

65.1%

103

34.9%

295

2016 - 17

181

61.4%

114

38.6%

295

2017 - 18

185

65.1%

99

34.9%

284

2018 - 19

219

68.0%

103

32.0%

322

April - Sept 19

114

72.2%

44

27.8%

158

Data Source: CPS Case Management Information System

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