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Ending exploitation in supermarket supply chains

Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Backbench Business debate on Ending exploitation in supermarket supply chains is scheduled for Thursday 18 October. The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee. The motion is in the name of Kerry McCarthy MP.

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The text of the motion follows:

That this House is concerned about the practice of modern slavery and the exploitation of labour in the supply chains of supermarkets in the UK; notes that this debate is taking place in the same week as world food day and anti-slavery day; recognises the global leadership that the Government has shown in tackling modern slavery in supply chains in the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and calls on the Government to help ensure tangible steps are taken to protect the workers and farmers who provide our food.

You may watch Kerry McCarthy's representation to the Backbench Business Committee, on 4 September 2018, here. A transcript of the meeting is also available.

For background information see:

Tackling modern-day slavery, Commons Library debate pack CDP-2018-0206, 4 October 2018

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0219

Authors: Joanna Dawson; Sarah Pepin

Topics: Crime, Human rights

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