Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery Bill: Written Answers

On 26th March 2014 the Bishop of St Albans received replies to two written questions, on human trafficking and the Government’s draft Modern Slavery Bill.

14.03 Bishop of St AlbansHuman TraffickingQuestion

The Lord Bishop of St Albans

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish the findings of the review of the National Referral Mechanism; and how civil society groups are being involved in that review.[HL6121]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach) (Con): An announcement on the review of the National Referral Mechanism will be made shortly.

(via Parliament.uk)

Modern Slavery Bill – Question

The Lord Bishop of St Albans

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the timeline will be for giving consideration to the forthcoming report of the Joint Committee on the draft Modern Slavery Bill; and what further consultation will take place before the bill is introduced into Parliament. [HL6122]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Taylor of Holbeach) (Con): We expect the Modern Slavery Bill to be introduced to Parliament early in the fourth session, subject to other Parliamentary business.

We will of course give the Joint Committee’s report full and careful consideration when it is published, and will continue to consult with stakeholders as we consider the Committee’s recommendations prior to introduction of the Bill.

(via Parliament.uk)