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Notices of Amendments


given on


Tuesday 2 September 2014


For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:




Public Bill Committee


Modern Slavery Bill


Sarah Teather




Clause  23,  page  18,  line  2,  at end insert—



An order will be “necessary” for the purposes of subsection (2)(b) where—



there is insufficient evidence to bring a prosecution, but there is clear


evidence of future risk of commission of trafficking or slavery offences,



the defendant(s) have been convicted of offences linked to trafficking or


slavery overseas (but not an equivalent overseas offence under section


17(4)) and where there is evidence of a future risk of offending involving


slavery or trafficking,



the defendant(s) have been charged, but not convicted of a slavery or


trafficking offence, and protection from the risk of the commission of a


slavery or trafficking offence cannot be achieved by bail conditions


alone, or



the defendant(s) are part of or affiliated with a group or organisation


engaged in slavery or trafficking offences and whose core offenders are


currently being prosecuted.’


Sarah Teather




Clause  39,  page  27,  line  14,  leave out from “characteristics” to end of line 15 and


insert “shall include, but not be limited to, age, family relationships, disability, position


of dependency, language skills, ethnicity, national origin, religious background, and any


mental or physical illness.”


Sarah Teather




Schedule  3,  page  38,  line  15,  leave out paragraph 14.


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Modern Slavery Bill, continued


Sarah Teather




Schedule  3,  page  38,  line  30,  leave out paragraphs 16 and 17.


Sarah Teather




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  3,  after “advocates”, insert “and separated children




Sarah Teather




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  4,  after “trafficking”, insert “and all separated children”


Sarah Teather




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  11,  after “advocates”, insert “and separated children




Sarah Teather




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  14,  after “advocate”, insert “or separated children




Sarah Teather




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  15,  after “advocate”, insert “or separated children




Sarah Teather




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  17,  after “advocates”, insert “or separated children




Sarah Teather




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  19,  after “advocates”, insert “or separated children




Sarah Teather




To move the following Clause—


“National referral mechanism



The Secretary of State must by order establish a mechanism for the identification


and protection of victims of modern slavery offences as defined in Part 1 of this





In establishing the mechanism the Secretary of State must have regard to the the


desirability of making provision for the following matters—



the means and process for the identification and referral to the


mechanism of potential victims of modern slavery;



the provision to a child of an advocate in accordance with section 41 of


this Act, if no such advocate has already been appointed upon


identification of the child as a victim or referral to the mechanism;


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Modern Slavery Bill, continued



the appropriate stages in the formal identification process of a victim of


modern slavery, the tests to be applied at each stage, and the timescales


within which each stage must be completed;



the suitability, qualification and necessary training of a person or


organisation to fulfil the processes at paragraphs (2)(a) or (c);



the principle that an organisation whose functions include determining


asylum and immigration is unsuitable to deal with the matters referred to


in paragraph (c).



the care assistance or services which shall be provided as a minimum to


all potential and formally identified victims of modern slavery;



the provision of an internal review and appeal of a decision under


paragraphs (2)(a) or (c).”


Mr David Hanson


Diana Johnson


Phil Wilson




To move the following Clause—


“Enabling provision to enable the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to tackle


modern day slavery



The Secretary of State shall undertake a review of the Gangmasters Licensing


Authority’s remit with regard to section 2 of the Act and the necessity and


evidence for an extension of work covered by the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act


2004, and lay a report in both Houses of Parliament within one year of this Bill


obtaining Royal Assent.



The Secretary of State may by order amend section 3 of the Gangmasters


(Licensing) Act 2004 to include other areas of work where the Secretary of State


believes abuse and exploitation of workers or modern slavery or trafficking may


be taking place.”


Mr David Hanson


Diana Johnson


Phil Wilson




To move the following Clause—


“Protection from slavery for overseas domestic workers



All overseas and domestic workers including those working for staff of


diplomatic missions shall be entitled to—



change their employer (but not work sector) while in the United





renew their domestic worker or diplomatic domestic worker visa for a


period not exceeding six months as long as they remain in employment


and are able to support themselves adequately without recourse to public





a three month temporary visa permitting them to live in the United


Kingdom for the purposes of seeking alternative employment as an


overseas domestic worker where there is evidence that the worker has


been a victim of modern slavery.”


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Modern Slavery Bill, continued


Fiona Mactaggart


Michael Connarty


Sarah Teather


Sarah Champion


Mike Keane


Sir Andrew Stunell


Mark Durkan


Mr David Burrowes




Clause  41,  page  28,  line  8,  at end add “and who must act in the child’s best




Member’s explanatory statement


The amendment makes clear that the fundamental duty of any child’s advocate is to act in the


child’s best interests, including where a child is not able to identify or ariticulate their own best


interest (for example, as a result of being groomed and/or exploited).



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