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Human Trafficking

Inquiry

In this inquiry, launched in February 2023, the Home Affairs Committee is assessing the scale of human trafficking in the UK and the forms it takes.

It also investigates whether Government policy, legislation and the criminal justice system can be improved to prevent human trafficking, prosecute perpetrators and protect victims. 

Read the call for evidence

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 17 March 2023.

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Past events

Wednesday 19 July 2023
9:15am Private
10:00am Public
Human Trafficking - Oral evidence 19 July 2023
10:00am
  • Miss Sarah Dines (Minister for Safeguarding at Home Office)
  • Matthew Bligh (Deputy Director for Policy on Illegal Migration at Home Office)
  • Rebecca Wyse (Director of Tackling Exploitation and Abuse at Home Office)
  • Joanna West (Director of Tackling Exploitation and Abuse at Home Office)
11:10am
  • Miss Sarah Dines (Minister for Safeguarding at Home Office)
  • Andrew Patrick (Former UK Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy at Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 5 July 2023
9:15am Private
9:45am Public
Human Trafficking - Oral evidence 5 July 2023
9:45am
  • Assistant Chief Constable Jim Pearce (Lead for Modern Slavery and Organised Immigration Crime at National Police Chiefs' Council)
  • Lynette Woodrow (Lead for Modern Slavery at Crown Prosecution Service)
  • Rob Jones CBE (Director General, National Economic Crime Centre and Director of Threat Leadership at National Crime Agency)
10:45am
  • Stuart Peall (Detective Sergeant at Lancashire Police)
  • Caroline Haughey OBE KC (Barrister at Furnival Chambers)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 21 June 2023
9:15am Private
9:45am Public
Human Trafficking - Oral evidence 21 June 2023
9:45am
  • Major Kathy Betteridge (Director of Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery at The Salvation Army)
  • James Fookes (Chair at Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG))
  • Elaine Bass (Director, National Returns Progression Command at Home Office)
  • Siobhan Jolliffe (Head of Single Competent Authority at Home Office)
10:45am
  • Laura Durán (Head of Policy, Advocacy and Research at ECPAT UK)
  • Allyson Davies (Assistant Director of Children’s Services at Barnard's National Counter Trafficking Service)
  • Danny Bayraktarova (Public Law and Human Rights Solicitor at Wilson Solicitors LLP)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 7 June 2023
2:15pm Private
2:45pm Public
Human Trafficking - Oral evidence 7 June 2023
2:45pm
  • Neelam Patankar (Managing Director at Digital Ventures)
  • Professor Teela Sanders (Professor of Criminology at University of Leicester)
  • Dr. Ben Brewster (Research Fellow in Modern Slavery Perpetration at Rights Lab, University of Nottingham)
3:45pm
  • Rhoda Grant (Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) at Scottish Parliament)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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