Independent Anti-slavery Commissioner

Home Office written question – answered on 25th November 2022.

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Photo of Karen Bradley Karen Bradley Chair, Procedure Committee, Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she will appoint the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Photo of Sarah Dines Sarah Dines The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The role of the Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) as set out in the 2015 Modern Slavery Act is to encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of slavery and human trafficking offences and the identification of victims.

The process to recruit a new IASC follows the principles set out within the Cabinet Office Governance Code on Public Appointments.

A decision on the appointment is under consideration.

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