Speeches

  • 11 Nov 2014 - Modern Slavery, Home Department, Theresa May: Following my statement on 9 April this year announcing a review of the national referral mechanism, I am pleased to announce that the review has concluded, and its report is published today. The review examined whether the national referral mechanism provides an effective and efficient means of supporting and identifying potential victims of human trafficking and whether it can, or should, cover all victims of modern slavery. The review team has undertaken extensive research, and engaged with a wide range of organisations from across the UK and beyond. The review has made some sound recommendations, focused on improving the victim experience, which I welcome. The report also makes recommendations specifically aimed at protecting child victims of trafficking. These proposals, other than those concerning support, will apply in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It should be noted that Scotland and Northern Ireland have differing support arrangements for victims. Strengthening support for victims of modern slavery and human trafficking is a major part of our response to this evil crime, which we are tackling through both legislation in the Modern Slavery Bill, and non-legislative work. A copy of the review will be placed in the Library of the House and our response will be set out in our strategy on modern slavery which will be published shortly.
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  • 22 Apr 2013 - The Chair of the Human Traffciking Foundation, Anthony Steen, delivered a speech to mark the opening of an exhibition highlighting the hidden nature of modern day slavery, which was hosted in the House of Commons.
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  • 22 Apr 2013 - Rt Hon Frank Field MP’s speech at opening of the exhibition on modern day slavery hosted in the House of Parliament on 22nd April.    
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  • 22 Apr 2013 - Peter Bone MP’s speech at opening of the exhibition on modern day slavery hosted in the House of Parliament on 22nd April. 
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  • 22 Apr 2013 - The Prime Minister's speech at opening of the exhibition on modern day slavery hosted in the House of Parliament on 22nd April.
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  • 24 Oct 2012 - Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire gave a speech on tackling human trafficking
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  • 16 Oct 2012 - Foreign Secretary, William Hague, delivers speech on Human Trafficking to mark Anti-slavery day 2012.
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