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star this property date less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the recommendations in the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s report, Building the Post-Brexit Immigration System, whether the Government plans to exempt SMEs from the immigration skills charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 114721 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-23more like thismore than 2017-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Immigration Skills Charge (ISC), introduced on 6 April, is a charge paid by UK-based employers sponsoring non-EEA nationals under Tier 2, our main immigration work route.</p><p>The ISC is designed to incentivise employers to invest in training and upskilling the resident workforce. Income raised by the Charge will be used to address skills gaps in the UK workforce - which will be of benefit to businesses in the long term.</p><p>There is a flat rate of £1,000 per Tier 2 migrant sponsored per year but small or charitable sponsors already have a reduced rate of £364 per migrant per year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-23T17:29:59.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Religion more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's Action Against Hate plan, published in July 2016, what steps she is taking to improve the (a) awareness of and (b) data collected on hate crimes motivated by anti-apostasy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 61287 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes all hate crime very seriously. Those who commit hate crimes attack the fundamental values that underpin our diverse society, values of acceptance and respect for others. The cross Government hate crime action plan covers all five monitored strands of hate crime, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. Religion in this context includes people defined by reference to their religious belief or lack of religious belief.</p><p>This includes Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, and different sects within a religion. It also includes people who have changed faith and people who do not hold any religious beliefs. We are working in partnership with a number of organisations including Streetwise and the Anne Frank Trust to raise awareness of hate crimes including religiously motivated hate crimes and the importance of reporting incidents. The Government does not currently collect data on crimes motivated by anti-apostasy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-01-31T17:34:36.623Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-31T17:34:36.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-11more like thismore than 2016-11-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the governments of home countries of international students who were detained or deported from the UK following allegations of committing fraud in English language tests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 52523 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Where governments make representations on behalf of their nationals, the Home Office will consider these and explain the UK government's wider response to instances of fraud identified in the English language testing process previously operated by Educational Testing Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-21T16:37:21.1Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-21T16:37:21.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Forced Labour more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department offers to victims of labour exploitation; and what steps her Department is taking against individuals and businesses involved in such exploitation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 46875 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office sponsors the National Referral Mechanism to provide support to victims of modern slavery offences, whilst support for workers who have experienced exploitative treatment from employers and employment agencies is available from other enforcement authorities across Government, including the HMRC national minimum wage team, the BEIS Employment Agency Standards' Inspectorate and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority. All potential adult victims of Modern Slavery, including those who suffer labour exploitation, are able to access a tailored and specialised package of care and support through the £40m government-funded Salvation Army victim care contract.</p><p>The Modern Slavery Act 2015 consolidated and strengthened modern slavery offences and introduced a world-leading provision which requires all commercial organisations operating in the UK with a turnover above £36m to set out what steps they are taking to prevent modern slavery in their business and supply chains. This transparency will drive improvements in tackling modern slavery throughout the business community.</p><p>The Immigration Act 2016 established the Director of Labour Market Enforcement to provide closer integration between the authorities responsible for enforcing labour market protections and a stronger intelligence capability, reformed the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority with new powers to investigate labour market offences wherever they occur in the economy, and stronger sanctions for non-compliant businesses. The Immigration Act 2016 also includes new powers to tackle employers of migrants working illegally on the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2016-10-17T17:40:14.997Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T17:40:14.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: ICT more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the amount of manual processing on paper that it carries out and to make such processing digital. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 2598 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The government continues to encourage more people to go online, so they can access the guidance and services they need – as well as reducing the cost of public services. The department has continued to reduce its paper consumption. This has been achieved through a revised print strategy and a continuing programme of IT improvements, such as Access UK (a single online Immigration application service for UK-based and international customers) which are helping to decrease our reliance on paper.</p><p> </p><p>Details of the department’s performance in reducing its paper consumption were published in the Greening Government Commitments Annual Report – April 2015 to March 2016 on 20 April 2017.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greening-government-commitments-2015-to-2016-annual-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greening-government-commitments-2015-to-2016-annual-report</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T16:17:36.173Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T16:17:36.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of people in the UK who have been trafficked. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 46617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office and Ministry of Justice jointly fund the Adult Victims of Modern Slavery Care and Coordination Contract in England and Wales. Since July 2011, The Salvation Army has been delivering this service. The total Government funding over this period has been:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Funding</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(July-June)</p></td><td><p>£2.3 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(Jul-Jun)</p></td><td><p>£3.8 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(July-June)</p></td><td><p>£3.9 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(July -March)</p></td><td><p>£4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(April -March)</p></td><td><p>£9 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Home Office estimates that in 2013 there were between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK.</p><p>In 2015 there were 3,266 of victims of human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – the UK’s framework for referring and supporting victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.</p><p>In addition, 427 potential victims of modern slavery were identified in England and Wales via the “duty to notify” requirement which requires specified public bodies to report to the Government all potential adult victims of modern slavery encountered in England and Wales who do not wish to be referred to the NRM. Similar provisions will shortly be in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 46616 more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T13:07:27.727Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T13:07:27.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the French government on the welfare of unaccompanied minors living in the vicinity of the demolished refugee camp in Calais. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 54511 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The protection of migrants in France remains the responsibility of the French Government. We are continuing to work closely with the French authorities to identify unaccompanied asylum seeking children who are eligible to come to the UK. The French Government has confirmed that all unaccompanied children present in the camp in Calais have been moved to specialist facilities across France. Specialist Home Office staff are attending these centres, along with social workers and interpreters, to make sure those children who may be eligible continue to be assessed and can be transferred as quickly as possible to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-30T14:44:33.8Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T14:44:33.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the Immigration Skills charge to EU citizens when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 1040 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The arrangements which will apply to EU nationals seeking to work in the UK following the UK’s exit from the European Union have yet to be determined.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2017-07-04T08:55:35.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T08:55:35.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances: English Language more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of students who have taken the Test of English for International Communication tests administered by the Educational Testing Service; and how many such students have been detained or deported. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 51794 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
star this property answer text <p>All published information relating to ETS is in the UKVI Transparency Data which was most recently updated on 25 August 2016. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-and-permanent-migration-data-august-2016</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2016-11-30T16:52:23.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T16:52:23.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department has provided to support victims of human trafficking in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day remove filter
star this property uin 46616 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office and Ministry of Justice jointly fund the Adult Victims of Modern Slavery Care and Coordination Contract in England and Wales. Since July 2011, The Salvation Army has been delivering this service. The total Government funding over this period has been:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Funding</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(July-June)</p></td><td><p>£2.3 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(Jul-Jun)</p></td><td><p>£3.8 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(July-June)</p></td><td><p>£3.9 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-2015</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(July -March)</p></td><td><p>£4 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-2016</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>(April -March)</p></td><td><p>£9 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Home Office estimates that in 2013 there were between 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims of modern slavery in the UK.</p><p>In 2015 there were 3,266 of victims of human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – the UK’s framework for referring and supporting victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.</p><p>In addition, 427 potential victims of modern slavery were identified in England and Wales via the “duty to notify” requirement which requires specified public bodies to report to the Government all potential adult victims of modern slavery encountered in England and Wales who do not wish to be referred to the NRM. Similar provisions will shortly be in place in Scotland and Northern Ireland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 46617 more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T13:07:27.633Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T13:07:27.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this