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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
answering body
Attorney General more like this
answering dept id 88 remove filter
answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
hansard heading Slavery: Prosecutions remove filter
house id 1 more like this
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Attorney General, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of prosecutions for modern slavery. more like this
tabling member constituency Woking more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
uin 294705 more like this
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
answer text <p>The CPS has had considerable success in increasing prosecutions of modern slavery cases involving the exploitation of vulnerable people. The number of modern slavery prosecutions increased from 284 in 2017-18 to 322 in 2018-19, an increase of 13.4%.</p><p> </p><p>These cases are handled by specialist units with prosecutors who have the training, expertise and experience to deal with this difficult casework.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS prosecutes offenders following an investigation by law enforcement, and referral to the CPS for advice and prosecution. Early engagement between the prosecutors and investigators is therefore central to a successful prosecution in all these complex cases. Prosecutors work closely with law enforcement to build robust cases, and provide early investigative advice, with the aim of lessening or removing the need to rely solely upon the evidence of vulnerable victims.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS works with international partners to disrupt modern slavery crimes, and to strengthen the prosecution response overseas. The CPS maintains an overseas network of Criminal Justice Advisors to improve mutual legal assistance and extradition co-operation and work with authorities in those countries to improve their local capability to counter serious crime affecting the UK.</p>
answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-08T16:23:11.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:23:11.993Z
answering member
label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
tabling member
label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this