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6 February 2024 - Work of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner - Oral evidence

Committee Home Affairs Committee
Inquiry Work of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Start times: 9:00am (private) 9:30am (public)

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Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner questioned on priorities for role

The Home Affairs Committee holds an evidence session with newly appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Eleanor Lyons.

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner works with the Government and stakeholders to ensure modern slavery is tackled effectively in the UK and encourage best practice. This includes ensuring the National Referral Mechanism is effective in identifying and supporting victims of modern slavery, and commissioning research to provide an evidence base to inform the response to this form of crime.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Oral evidence
Work Work of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (Non-inquiry session)
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

In the session, the Committee questions the commissioner on her priorities for the role and her perspectives on the key challenges that lie ahead. It also examines how she plans to influence Government and key partners in dealing with modern slavery and human trafficking.

The Home Affairs Committee published its report into human trafficking in 2023, it called for stronger action to tackle the underlying demand that supports this criminality. 


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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