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Call for evidence launched into the impact of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

28 February 2024

The House of Lords Committee on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has today published a call for written evidence for its inquiry into the impact and effectiveness of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. It is inviting interested individuals and organisations to submit their views on these


The House of Lords Select Committee on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 was appointed on 24 January 2024. It will report by 30 November 2024.  It will consider the impact of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, and its effectiveness in achieving its aims. It will also consider how the Act’s provisions have been implemented, how the Act has been impacted by recent political developments, and whether the Act requires improvement. 

Key issues

The Committee is seeking submissions relating to any or all of the following topics:  

  • The extent to which the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has been impacted by recent legislation (for example the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 and the Illegal Migration Act 2023)
  • Whether the Act has kept up-to-date with developments in modern slavery and human trafficking, both within the UK and internationally
  • The efficacy of the provisions of the Act relating to supply chains
  • The efficacy of the other key provisions of the Act, including definitions, sanctions, reporting, enforcement, and the statutory defence for victims
  • The role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, including whether the post is sufficiently resourced, and the process of appointment
  • Suggestions for improvements that could be made to the Act to help it to better achieve its aims

The deadline for submissions is 10am on Wednesday 27 March 2024.

Further information

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