Debates

  • 8 Jul 2016 - Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill - House of Lords - Second Reading, Moved by Baroness Young of Hornsey
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  • 28 Jun 2016 - Westminster Hall Debate, Independent Advocates for Trafficked Children, moved by Fiona MactaggartI beg to move,That this House has considered independent advocates for trafficked children.  
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  • 19 Apr 2016 - Unaccompanied Children - Westminster Hall Debate - David BurrowesI beg to move, that this House has considered unaccompanied children. It is a great pleasure to secure the debate and to open it. I thank hon. Members on both sides of the House who supported the application to the Backbench Business Committee, but especially Tom Brake, who helped to secure the debate. Sadly, the issue of unaccompanied children has in many ways become a focal point of consideration in Parliament, not least in the House of Lords. We will shortly consider the amendment tabled by Lord Dubs in relation to the campaign for 3,000 unaccompanied children to be accepted in addition to previous requirements. This is the sad reality of the situation facing children as they take a precarious route across Europe. Only yesterday there was a report that 400 migrants and refugees died when their boat capsized; they were travelling from Egypt to Turkey. The reality is that today another two children will probably die while crossing the Mediterranean. That is the context and it is a focal point of concern.
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  • 24 Nov 2015 - Violence Against Women, Scottish Parliament: Tomorrow is the international day for the elimination of violence against women, which marks the commencement of the annual 16 days of activism to eliminate all forms of violence against women around the world. That runs until 10 December, international human rights day, which is fitting given that violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most grievous abuses ofhuman rights. Tackling it is at the very heart of the First Minister’s personal and political agenda. At the women in the world summit that she attended earlier this year, she expressed her passionate belief that violence against women and girls is not only a result of gender inequality but a cause of gender inequality.The Scottish Government is clear that we will never have true gender equality until we eradicate violence against women and girls.
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  • 13 Oct 2015 - Immigration Bill - House of Commons Second Reading:  Theresa May: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
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  • 1 Oct 2015 - Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill Stage 3  
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  • 17 Sep 2015 - Motion to take note - Moved by Lord ChidgeyThat this House takes note of the forthcoming summit on sustainable development goals in September and Her Majesty’s Government’s objectives at that summit.
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  • 10 Dec 2014 - Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (4th Day)
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  • 8 Dec 2014 - Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (3rd Day) 
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  • 3 Dec 2014 - Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (2nd Day)
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  • 1 Dec 2014 - Modern Slavery Bill — Committee (1st Day)
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  • 17 Nov 2014 - Modern Slavery Bill — Second Reading
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  • 4 Nov 2014 - New Clause 22 — Prostitution and sexual exploitationOral Answers to Questions — Treasury
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  • 4 Nov 2014 - New Clause 4 — Offence of exploitationOral Answers to Questions — Treasury
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  • 4 Nov 2014 - New Clause 3 — Offence of child exploitationOral Answers to Questions — Treasury
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  • 4 Nov 2014 - Modern Slavery Bill: Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury Consideration of Bill, as amended in the Public Bill Committee  
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  • 30 Oct 2014 - Slavery: Questions for short debate. What steps Her Majesty’s Government are taking to combat slavery in supply chains nationally and internationally.
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  • 13 May 2014 - Written Answers - Human Trafficking,Oral Answers to Question - Attorney General, asked by Jack Lopresti: What steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase the number of prosecutions for human trafficking.
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  • 28 Apr 2014 - Debate - Human Trafficking (Labouor Exploitation) Oral Answers to Questions - Home Department, asked by David Heath: What steps she has taken to prevent human trafficking for purposes of labour exploitation
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  • 5 Dec 2013 - Fiona Mactaggart - Backbench Business: Modern-day Slavery, a debate on Modern Day Slavery.
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