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Modern Slavery Bill (HL Bill 51 of 2014–15)

Published Thursday, November 13, 2014

This Library Note provides information on the Modern Slavery Bill, which is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 17 November 2014.

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This Library Note provides information on the Modern Slavery Bill, which is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 17 November 2014. It provides background information on modern slavery in England and Wales, including the current legal framework, statistics on modern slavery, the current enforcement regime and the support which is available for victims. The Note outlines the key provisions of the Bill, and gives an account of the background to its introduction, including its pre-legislative scrutiny. Finally, the Note provides a summary of proceedings on the Bill in the House of Commons.

Lords Library notes LLN-2014-035

Author: Dorothy Hughes

Topics: Asylum, Crime, Immigration, Sexual offences

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