Parliamentary Questions

  • 17 Oct 2016 - Written Answer - Forced Labour, Home Office, asked by Martyn DayTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department offers to victims of labour exploitation; and what steps her Department is taking against individuals and businesses involved in such exploitation.
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  • 17 Oct 2016 - Written Answer - Conditions of Employment, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, asked by Martyn DayTo ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to identify businesses that engage in labour exploitation.   
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  • 13 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Migrant Workers: Domestic Servitude, Home Office, asked by Baroness GoudieTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (HL783), whether they have now considered the judge's remarks made during Taiwo v Olaigbe and another [2016] UKSC 31; if so, what is their assessment of them; and if not, when they plan to do so.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona MactaggartTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms there are to monitor and evaluate the outcomes of children who received an independent child trafficking advocate under the 2014-15 trials of such advocates; and how her Department plans to evaluate the planned second phase trials in three early adopter sites of such advocates.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department of 28 June 2016, Official Report, columns 50-1WH, announcing a new child trafficking protection fund, (a) when that fund will be established, (b) how such funds will be distributed, (c) what types of organisations will be eligible to apply for the fund and (d) whether the fund will be targeted at initiatives taking place in the UK or overseas.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona MactaggartTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms there are to monitor and evaluate the outcomes of children who received an independent child trafficking advocate under the 2014-15 trials of such advocates; and how her Department plans to evaluate the planned second phase trials in three early adopter sites of such advocates.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona MactaggartTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to roll out the independent child trafficking advocate scheme nationally beyond the early adopter sites; what response she has made to the recommendations of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner that a national roll-out should be implemented before the end of the designated second phase trial period if preliminary evaluations are positive; and when she plans to develop the secondary legislation and statutory guidance accompanying that section.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona MactaggartTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans for a training programme on human trafficking for existing independent advocates to be available to all looked-after children under the Children Act 2004 will commence; which organisation she plans to provide such training; and if she will confirm whether her Department plans to fund that training.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many trafficked children she estimates will receive an advocate in the next phase of trials of the Independent Child Trafficking Advocates Service.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria were used to select Wales, Hampshire and Greater Manchester as the locations for the early adopter sites for the second phase trials of independent child trafficking advocates.
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  • 8 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Fiona MactaggartTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department of 28 June 2016, Official Report, columns 50-1WH, announcing a new child trafficking protection fund, (a) when that fund will be established, (b) how such funds will be distributed, (c) what types of organisations will be eligible to apply for the fund and (d) whether the fund will be targeted at initiatives taking place in the UK or overseas.
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  • 7 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - International Modern Slavery Fund, Home Office, asked by Frank FieldTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) specific functions and (b) scope of the recently established International Modern Slavery Fund will be.
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  • 5 Sep 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking, Home Office, asked by David AmessTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle people trafficking.
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  • 29 Jul 2016 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Children, Home Office, asked by Lord McColl of DulwichTo ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Karen Bradley MP (HC Deb, cols 33WH–54WH), on independent advocates for trafficked children, (1) what is the timetable for establishing early adopter sites of independent childtrafficking advocates, (2) what geographic areas will constitute a site for these trials, and (3) what mechanisms will be put in place for monitoring the outcomes of children who received an advocate in the first phase of these trials.
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  • 25 Jul 2016 - Written Answer - Modern Slavery Act 2015, Home Office, asked by Sarah ChampionTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Statutory Instruments required by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 have yet to be laid by her Department.
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  • 22 Jul 2016 - Written Answer - Slavery: Sentencing, Minsitry of Justice, asked by Sarah ChampionTo ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to publish the sentencing guidelines for Part 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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  • 22 Jul 2016 - Written Answer - Modern Slavery Act 2015, Home Office, asked by Sarah ChampionTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when guidance on Part 1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was sent to (a) Chief Police Officers in England and Wales, (b) the National Crime Agency, (c) HM Inspectorate of Constabularies and the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.
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  • 20 Jul 2016 - Written Answer - Slavery: Victims, Home Office, askec by Sarah ChampionTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to raise awareness among public authorities of their statutory duty to notify her where they have reasonable grounds to believe that a person may be a victim of slavery or human trafficking under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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  • 20 Jul 2016 - Written Answer - Slavery, Ministry of Justice, asked by Baroness DooceyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance has been provided to theLegal Aid Agency about section 47 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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  • 20 Jul 2016 - Written Answer - Slavery, Ministry of Justice, asked by Baroness DooceyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance has been issued to the Courts and HM Prison Service to ensure that section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is fully embedded into their training.
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