Parliamentary Questions

  • 29 Oct 2015 - Written Answer - Business: Procurement, Home Office, asked by Baroness Kennedy of CradleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the obstacles people will encounter when searching for company statements on supply chains, which are required to be produced by all companies that have a turnover of £36 million or more.
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  • 27 Oct 2015 - Written Answer - Social Security Benefits: Fraud, Ministry of Justice, asked by The Bishop of DerbyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of benefit fraud relating to human trafficking and organised crime have resulted in a successful prosecution between 2010 and the most recent date for which figures are available.
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  • 26 Oct 2015 - Oral Answer - Modern Slavery Act, House of Lords, asked by Baroness Kennedy of CradleyTo ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the readiness of companies and other organisations for the coming into force of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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  • 22 Oct 2015 - Written Answer - Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: North Yorkshire, Home Office, asked by Rachael MaskellTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) trafficking in human beings and (b) forced labour have been recorded by North Yorkshire Police for each year from 2010 to 2014; in how many such cases prosecutions were brought; and what the outcome was of those prosecutions.
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  • 21 Oct 2015 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking, Home Office, asked by Kate OsamorTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the performance of (a) the police and (b) her Department in responding to human trafficking; and what steps she is taking to improve the way reports of human trafficking are dealt with.
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  • 16 Oct 2015 - Written Answer - Anti-Slavery Day, Home Office, asked by Mark FieldTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2015; what steps she is taking to increase awareness of the growth of modern day slavery; and if she will make a statement.
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  • 15 Oct 2015 - Written Answer - Slavery, Home Office, asked by Diana R. JohnsonTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) slaveryand trafficking prevention orders and (b) slavery and trafficking risk orders have been (i) applied for and (ii) granted since the coming into force of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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  • 15 Oct 2015 - Oral Answer - Human Trafficking Offences: Forced Labour, Attorney General, asked by Graham EvansWhat steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase the number of successful prosecutions for human trafficking offences involving forced labour.
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  • 14 Oct 2015 - Written Answer - Human Trafficking: Detainees, Home Office, asked by Kate OsamorTo ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking have been detained in the last five years.
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  • 12 Oct 2015 - Oral Answer - Refugee Crisis, Home Office, asked by Andrew BridgenDoes the Minister agree that it ought to be a high priority for the Government to crack down on human traffickers and people smugglers, who profit from the misery of others? What steps are the Government taking to crack down on this evil trade?
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  • 12 Oct 2015 - Oral Answer - Modern Slavery, Home Office, asked by Jeremy LefroyI thank my hon. Friend for his compliments about the Modern Slavery Act. A number of measures from the Act, including the new offences, are now live. We shall shortly implement the section on transparency in supply chains, which has the potential to change international opinion on slavery. We have also been successful in having modern slavery included in the sustainable development goals at the UN, which should mean that there is increased focus on the issue. We are also working with other European Governments to ensure that slavery is at the top of their agenda too.
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