All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery

The APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, with cross-party membership of MPs and Peers, meets to provide a relatively informal forum for evidence-based discussion as to the nature and scale of modern slavery and to seek the means to eradicate it. It was founded in 2006 by Anthony Steen CBE and prior to the 2017 general election was co-chaired by Rt Hon Fiona Mactaggart and Baroness Butler-Sloss. The Group played a significant part in the passing of the Modern Slavery Act and now looks to make sure the legislation is effectively implemented, meeting regularly to discuss issues relating to the protection and support of victims and prosecution of their traffickers. 

The Human Trafficking Foundation provides the secretariat to the APPG. This is an essential element of The Foundation's work to inform and mobilise those parliamentarians who are in a position to make a difference.


Vernon Coaker MP (Chair)

Baroness Butler-Sloss (Chair)

Jess Phillips MP (Vice-Chair)

Andrew Selous MP (Vice-Chair)

Sarah Champion (Vice-Chair)

Lord McColl (Secretary)

Maggie Throup MP (Secretary)

Heidi Allen MP (Treasurer)

Upcoming Meetings

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Previous Meetings

Monday 27 November 2017, 5.30pm, Lords Committee Room 4A 

Meeting with Co-op, Snowdrop Project and Sophie Hayes Foundation 

FileAPPG 27 Nov 17 - Minutes FINAL.docx

Tuesday 12 September 2017, 5pm, Portcullis House

AGM, Election of Officers

FileAPPG 12 Sept 2017 AGM Minutes.docx

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 5pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3A

Meeting with Director of Public Prosecutions and Peter Carter QC

Minutes, February 2017

Tuesday 17 January 2017, 5pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3

Meeting with Kings College London and the Helen Bamber Foundation

Minutes, January 2017

Tuesday 15 November 2016, 6pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3

Meeting with Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer and Caroline Haughey

Minutes, November 2016

Wednesday 13 July, 5.30pm, House of Lords Committee Room 3

AGM followed by roundtable discussion of transparency and supply chains under the Modern Slavery Act.

AGM Minutes, July 2016

Roundtable Minutes, July 2016

Monday 14 March 2016, 5pm, House of Lords Committee Room 1

Meeting with Professor Ravi Kohli, Univeristy of Bedfordshire, and Philip Segurola, Director of Specialist Children's Services Kent County Council

Minutes, March 2016

Tuesday 1 December, 6.15pm, House of Lords Committee Room 2

Meeting with Paul Broadbent, CEO of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Minutes, December 2015

Additional Info, December 2015

Monday 2 November, 6pm, House of Lords Committee Room 4

Meeting with the UK's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland

Minutes, November 2015

Monday 26 October, 2pm, Portcullis House

Meeting with the delegation from GRETA (the Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings)

Closed meeting - only MPs and Peers may attend

Minutes, October 2015

Tuesday 30 June


Minutes, June 2015