This House of Lords Library briefing provides background information in advance of the second reading of the Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill in the House of Lords on Friday 8 July 2016.Jump to full report >>
The Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill is a private member’s bill introduced on 23 May 2016 by Baroness Young of Hornsey. The second reading has been scheduled for 8 July 2016. The Bill seeks to amend the Modern Slavery Act 2015 so that public bodies would be required to include a yearly statement on slavery and human trafficking. Currently, the Act only requires Commercial organisations to issue such a statement. The Bill would also seek to amend the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 so that public contracting authorities would be prevented from using an economic operator that has no produced a slavery and human trafficking statement. This In Focus also examines the background to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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