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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. 

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This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 17 March 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - Human trafficking
Inquiry Human Trafficking
HC 124
Report
Response to this report
Fourth Special Report - Human Trafficking: Government Response to the Committees First Report
HC 566
Special Report
Fourth Special Report - Human Trafficking: Government Response to the Committees First Report
Inquiry Human Trafficking
HC 566
Special Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 July 2023
Inquiry Human Trafficking
Witnesses 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), and Andrew Patrick (Former UK Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy at Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office)
Oral Evidence
5 July 2023
Inquiry Human Trafficking
Witnesses 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, National Crime Agency), Caroline Haughey OBE KC (Barrister at Furnival Chambers), and Stuart Peall (Detective Sergeant at Lancashire Police)
Oral Evidence
21 June 2023
Inquiry Human Trafficking
Witnesses 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), 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), and Danny Bayraktarova (Public Law and Human Rights Solicitor at Wilson Solicitors LLP)
Oral Evidence
Miss Sarah Dines (Minister for Safeguarding at Home Office) (HUM0120)
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) (HUM0111)
The Salvation Army (HUM0112)

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